Stephanie’s Slow Cooker Stew
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 7-1/2 hours
- 1 pound beef stew meat
- 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
- 1 can (11-1/2 ounces) V8 juice
- 2 celery ribs, chopped
- 2 medium carrots, chopped
- 1 medium sweet onion, chopped
- 3 bay leaves
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1/2 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1 tablespoon cold water
- 1/2 cup frozen corn
- 1/2 cup frozen peas
- In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 12 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until meat is tender. Discard bay leaves.
- In a small bowl, combine cornstarch and water until smooth; stir into stew. Add corn and peas. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until thickened.
Nutrition Facts1-1/3 cups: 273 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 865mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 4g fiber), 22g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1 starch.
Mar 27, 2018
Was quite nice. Used 1kg of meat and also added some minced garlic. Thought it may need some red wine to lift the flavours a bit. My family enjoyed this and scored it a 9/10. Thanks for a lovely recipe.
Jan 14, 2018
Excellent taste! My husband kept saying, “Wow! This is great!” I thickened it a little more, but otherwise made no changes! I’ll definitely make it again!
Dec 13, 2017
Great recipe! Slow cooking is great but it can be made a lot healthier. Instead of a crockpot, I used MEC pure clay pot for this recipe. It cooked a lot faster and the flavor was all natural and enhanced. You should try that and I promise you'd never cook in a crockpot again.
Apr 1, 2017
We served it with garlic bread and it was hearty and satisfying. However, it just wasn't anything special enough for me to want to make again.
Jan 6, 2017
I think this would be very good over a bed of rice !
Oct 10, 2016
I like this recipe a lot -- but I always add a lot more potatoes than it calls for. My family thinks that two potatoes isn't enough.
May 11, 2016
Very good! Liked the thyme and chili powder. Used R.W. Knudsen's organtic Very Veggie ( much better tasting than V8). Also added some green beans. Freezes well.
Feb 7, 2016
This is the best beef stew ever! It's the only one my daughter will eat and I make it at least twice a month in the winter. I make it with my own homemade tomato juice. Add a piece of homemade bread, and I'm in heaven!!
Jan 12, 2015
This is a very good stew recipe. I browned the beef before adding to the crock pot and used less sodium beef broth and omitted the salt due to others reviews and am also on low salt diet, this tasted great, I didn't thicken the stew, I left it soup like and it was wonderful, makes a nice amount for 2 people for leftovers and to freeze for later. Thank You!
Nov 13, 2014
Very good. My husband loved it, and I had all the ingredients on hand. I will make again.
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