Healthier Slow Cooker Beef Stew I


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!

Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
10 hrs 20 mins
Total Time:
10 hrs 50 mins
6 servings


  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes

  • ¼ cup all-purpose flour

  • ½ teaspoon salt

  • ½ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 4 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 bay leaf

  • 1 teaspoon paprika

  • 1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 onion, chopped

  • 1 ½ cups reduced-sodium beef broth

  • 3 potatoes, diced

  • 4 carrots, sliced

  • 1 stalk celery, chopped

  • ¾ pound butternut squash, peeled and cut into small chunks

  • ½ head escarole, washed and torn into bite-sized pieces


  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.

Editor's Note:

This recipe is a healthier version of Slow Cooker Beef Stew I.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

468 Calories
21g Fat
39g Carbs
31g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 468
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 21g 27%
Saturated Fat 8g 42%
Cholesterol 84mg 28%
Sodium 341mg 15%
Total Carbohydrate 39g 14%
Dietary Fiber 7g 26%
Total Sugars 6g
Protein 31g
Vitamin C 42mg 210%
Calcium 111mg 9%
Iron 5mg 28%
Potassium 1405mg 30%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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