|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Servings: 4 to 6|
|Amount per serving|
|% Daily Value*|
|Total Fat 13g||17%|
|Saturated Fat 5g||25%|
|Total Carbohydrate 33g||12%|
|Dietary Fiber 5g||16%|
|*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.|
This easy beef stew gets fabulous flavor from the beefy onion soup mix and tomatoes. The stew has very little water in it, but as it cooks, the condensation adds more liquid. If your slow cooker has a tendency to cook faster, check and add more water, as needed.
- Optional: 2 tablespoons oil or bacon drippings
- 1 1/2 pounds stew beef (lean, cut into 1-inch cubes)
- 1 packet beefy onion soup mix (like the Lipton brand)
- 1 1/2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules (or base)
- 1 cup water
- 4 medium potatoes (cubed)
- 3 carrots (sliced)
- 1 stalk celery (sliced)
- 1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes (with juice)
- 1 clove garlic (crushed)
- 2 tablespoons cornstarch
- 1/4 cup water (cold)
- Salt (to taste)
- Freshly ground black pepper (to taste)
Gather the ingredients.
If desired, heat the oil or bacon drippings in a large skillet over medium-high heat and then brown the beef cubes.
Put the beef (browned or not) in the slow cooker with the onion soup mix, bouillon, water, potatoes, carrots, celery, tomatoes, and garlic.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours, or until the beef and vegetables are tender.
Taste and adjust seasonings, adding salt and pepper, as needed.
Add 2 tablespoons of cornstarch mixed with the 1/4 cup of cold water.
Turn heat to HIGH and stir until thickened. Serve with crusty bread and enjoy!