Hearty Beef Vegetable Stew Recipe
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Hearty Beef Vegetable Stew Recipe

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I received this wonderful recipe from a co-worker. It's awesome! It is a hit with everyone, including our two young children. And it's good for you, too. -Angela Nelson of Ruther Glen, Virginia
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES:6 servings
Healthy Diabetic Exchange Test Kitchen Approved
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 hours
MAKES: 6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 1-1/2 pounds red potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch lengths
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1/2 cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes, undrained
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 2 tablespoons dried basil
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

One serving (1-1/3 cups) equals 380 calories, 8 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 78 mg cholesterol, 458 mg sodium, 46 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 31 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 starch 2 vegetable


  1. In a large nonstick skillet, brown meat in oil over medium heat. Meanwhile, place the potatoes, carrots, onion and celery in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. Drain meat; add to slow cooker. Combine the tomatoes, tapioca, basil, sugar, salt and pepper; pour over the top.
  3. Cover and cook on high for 5-6 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Yield: 6 servings.
Originally published as Hearty Beef Vegetable Stew in Light & Tasty April/May 2004, p29

Full-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a full-bodied red wine such as Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot or Syrah.

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Reviewed Mar. 17, 2014

"Our favorite beef stew"

Reviewed Jan. 7, 2013

"The Vegetable Beef Stew was very tasty and very good to eat. Did not last very long in my house. Will make it again."

Reviewed Jan. 16, 2012

"This is the best beef stew I have ever made. The sauce is thick and the unpeeled red potatoes taste great. I did not brown the beef first, but couldn't tell that it made any difference in flavor."

Reviewed Aug. 22, 2011

"This is a new favorite for my family! Will definitely make it again. It's very hearty and delicious!"

Reviewed Apr. 12, 2008

"picture looks much better in magazine"

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