Loaded Vegetable Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 40 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours


12 servings (1-1/3 cups each)

Updated: Sep. 26, 2022
I first had this dish during a trip to Argentina a few years ago. It inspired me to recreate it at home. It turned out so well, I wrote "Yum!" on the recipe card! —Kari Caven, Post Falls, Idaho
Loaded Vegetable Beef Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 8 bacon strips, diced
  • 3 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 6 medium tomatoes, peeled and cut into wedges
  • 4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 3 cups cubed peeled butternut squash
  • 2 medium green peppers, chopped
  • 2 teaspoons dried thyme
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) beef broth
  • 6 cups chopped cabbage
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper


  1. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp. Using a slotted spoon, remove to paper towels to drain. In the drippings, brown beef in batches. Refrigerate the bacon until serving.
  2. In a 6-qt. slow cooker, combine the carrots, tomatoes, potatoes, squash, green peppers, thyme and garlic. Top with beef. Pour broth over the top. Cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  3. Stir in cabbage and pepper. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until cabbage is tender. Sprinkle each serving with bacon.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 336 calories, 15g fat (5g saturated fat), 81mg cholesterol, 516mg sodium, 23g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 5g fiber), 27g protein.

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