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Slow Cooker Beef Stew

reprinted from Snack Girl To The Rescue!

Serves 8,
 1 ½ cups per serving

1 ½ pounds beef round stew meat, cut into 1 ½-inch chunks
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with no added salt
1 pound (4 medium) red-skinned potatoes, scrubbed and cut into 1 ½-inch chunks
½ pound (2 medium) onions, halved and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 pound carrots, peeled and sliced into 1-inch chunks
3 garlic cloves, peeled and smashed
2 bay leaves (optional) Salt and pepper to taste

Slow Cooker Version:

Place the beef in a 6-quart slow cooker. Mix in the vinegar and flour. Pour the diced tomatoes with their juice on top of the beef. Add the potatoes, onions, carrots, garlic, and bay leaves (if using) to the slow cooker, leaving the beef completely submerged at the bottom of the pot. Cook on low for 7 hours. Remove the bay leaves, taste, and season with salt and pepper.

Wonderbag version:

Place beef in cast iron pot and mix in the vinegar and flour. Add the diced tomatoes with their juice, potatoes, onions, carrots, garlic, one cup of water, and bay leaves (if using).

Heat until boiling and reduce to a simmer with the top on for 15 minutes. Place the lidded pot into the Wonderbag for a minimum of four hours to finish cooking (can be left all day).

Salt and pepper to taste, and serve.

For one serving = 279 calories, 8.5 g fat, 3.1 g saturated fat, 21.6 g carbohydrates, 6.2 g sugar, 28.3 g protein, 4.0 g fiber, 117 mg sodium, 7 Points+

Points+ values are calculated by Snack Girl and are provided for information only.