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Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew I

Rated as 4.42 out of 5 Stars
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"This hearty and delicious stew is perfect for the rainy days of fall. By adding more vegetables and using reduced-sodium beef broth I make this recipe extra healthy for my family. Increasing the amount of garlic also helps ward off any colds!"
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Ingredients

10 h 50 m servings 468
Original recipe yields 6 servings

Directions

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  1. Place beef in slow cooker. Mix together flour, salt, and pepper in a small bowl. Pour over meat and stir to coat. Stir in garlic, bay leaf, paprika, Worcestershire sauce, onion, beef broth, potatoes, carrots, celery, and butternut squash.
  2. Cover and cook on Low for 10 to 12 hours or on High for 4 to 6 hours. Stir in escarole. Cover and cook until escarole is tender, 15 to 20 minutes.

Footnotes

  • Editor's Note:
  • This recipe is a healthier version of Slow Cooker Beef Stew I.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 468 calories; 21.3 39.1 30.7 83 341 Full nutrition

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I used about a pound (maybe a bit more but not 2 lbs) of leftover beef from a Prime Rib I cooked this week. I diced the beef and browned stovetop in a bit of olive oil - then added the celery (...

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I just got done putting everything in my new slow cooker but it didn't all fit so I had to only use half of the onion and half of the butternut squash. I'm not using the escarole at all. Next ...

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I just got done putting everything in my new slow cooker but it didn't all fit so I had to only use half of the onion and half of the butternut squash. I'm not using the escarole at all. Next ...

I used about a pound (maybe a bit more but not 2 lbs) of leftover beef from a Prime Rib I cooked this week. I diced the beef and browned stovetop in a bit of olive oil - then added the celery (...

The butternut squash added a really nice flavor. I used baby kale instead of escarole because that was all I could find at the market.

I have made this recipe many many times. My roommate loved it, I love it. Everyone that I've had try it loved it. Make sure you give it a good stir or you can be left with a mostly meat bowl of ...

Delicious, I prepped everything except the potatoes the night before and just threw it all in the crock pot before work.

Tasty, healthy!

Love it! I made it my own by using vegetable broth and V8, and no bay leaves and no sauce. Still super yummy. And really easy! I made it an hour before going to work and just left it to cook all...

My hubby is a soup and ate freak and he loved it. So easy he can make for himself.

I loved the flavor of this chili. The only problem I had was I made it the day before. By the next day the squash had turned to mush.