Easiest Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Easiest Slow Cooker Beef Stew
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Easiest Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Julie Ruggirello

Easiest Slow Cooker Beef Stew

This is the easiest beef stew ever because you just toss everything straight into the slow cooker. You can definitely sauté the garlic and onions beforehand, but they’ll flavor the stew regardless. You can also sear the meat before cooking, but it doesn’t hold the juice in, as the common cooking myth would have you believe.

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4
Servings
634
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • large russet potatoes, coarsely chopped
  • yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • cloves garlic, sliced
  • large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2  Pounds  beef stew meat, cubed
  • 10-ounce container white button mushrooms, quartered
  • 2  Cups  whole peeled tomatoes with their juices, crushed
  • 2  Cups  red wine
  • 1  Teaspoon  dried oregano
  • ¼  Teaspoon  crushed red pepper flakes
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper

Directions

Spread the potatoes out at the bottom of the slow cooker. Then layer in the onions, garlic, carrots, meat, and mushrooms. Pour in the crushed tomatoes and wine. Sprinkle in the oregano, red pepper flakes, and some salt and pepper.

Cook on Low for 6 hours. Serve while hot.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
30g
43%
Sugar
14g
16%
Saturated Fat
13g
54%
Cholesterol
212mg
71%
Carbohydrate, by difference
17g
13%
Protein
69g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
50µg
7%
Vitamin B-12
7µg
100%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
16mg
21%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
11µg
12%
Calcium, Ca
207mg
21%
Choline, total
221mg
52%
Fiber, total dietary
2g
8%
Folate, total
40µg
10%
Iron, Fe
8mg
44%
Magnesium, Mg
79mg
25%
Niacin
16mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
2mg
40%
Phosphorus, P
674mg
96%
Riboflavin
1mg
91%
Selenium, Se
52µg
95%
Sodium, Na
429mg
29%
Vitamin D (D2 + D3)
1µg
7%
Water
214g
8%
Zinc, Zn
17mg
100%

Slow Cooker Shopping Tip

Try to create a balanced meal when shopping: look for a starch, a protein, and some greens.

Slow Cooker Cooking Tip

When preparing meals try to avoid repetition of similar foods and flavors - aim for variety in textures, colors, and cooking methods.