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North Woods Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours

Makes

11 servings (2-3/4 quarts)

I live in northern Wisconsin, where we appreciate hot and hearty meals during our cold winters. Conveniently prepared in a slow cooker, this stew is superb for company. —Janice Christofferson, Eagle River, Wisconsin
North Woods Beef Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home

Ingredients

  • 3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 3 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into wedges
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 3-1/2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon paprika
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1/2 pound sliced baby portobello mushrooms
  • Hot cooked egg noodles

Directions

  1. Place the carrots, celery and onion in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a bowl or shallow dish, combine the flour, salt and pepper. Add beef, a few pieces at a time, and turn to coat. Place beef over vegetables.
  2. In a small bowl, combine the soup, wine, tapioca, Italian seasoning, paprika, brown sugar, bouillon and Worcestershire sauce. Pour over the top.
  3. Cover and cook on low until meat and vegetables are tender, 8-10 hours, adding mushrooms during the last hour. Serve with noodles.

Can you freeze North Woods Beef Stew?

Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally; add water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 285 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 90mg cholesterol, 582mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable.

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