Slow Cooker Sweet and Sour Beef Stew

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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 10 hrs
Total: 10 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
374 Calories
17g Fat
19g Carbs
34g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 374
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 5g 26%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 283mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 19g 7%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Protein 34g
Calcium 59mg 5%
*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.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Traditional beef stew gets a change-up with this sweet and tangy recipe. Stew beef is slowly simmered in the slow cooker with carrots, brown sugar, and vinegar. Brown the beef ahead of time, toss everything in the slow cooker, and come home to a warm winter meal!


  • 2 pounds stew beef (cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup onion (chopped)
  • 6 large carrots (cut into 3/4-inch pieces)
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

Steps to Make It

  1. Mix flour, salt, and pepper; dredge beef in mixture.

  2. Heat oil in skillet and brown meat on all sides.

  3. Place carrots in bottom of slow cooker; add meat and onions. Combine remaining ingredients and add to slow cooker.

  4. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours. Serve with hot cooked noodles or rice.