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
469
Calories Per Serving
Deliver Ingredients

Ingredients

  • 2 large russet potatoes, coarsely chopped
  • 1 yellow onion, coarsely chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, sliced
  • 3 large carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 2 Pounds beef stew meat, cubed
  • 1 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
9g
13%
Sugar
3g
3%
Saturated Fat
3g
13%
Cholesterol
174mg
58%
Carbohydrate, by difference
8g
6%
Protein
66g
100%
Vitamin A, RAE
19µg
3%
Vitamin B-12
1µg
42%
Vitamin B-6
1mg
77%
Vitamin C, total ascorbic acid
14mg
19%
Vitamin K (phylloquinone)
9µg
10%
Calcium, Ca
67mg
7%
Choline, total
180mg
42%
Fiber, total dietary
1g
4%
Fluoride, F
105µg
4%
Folate, total
24µg
6%
Iron, Fe
3mg
17%
Magnesium, Mg
65mg
20%
Niacin
18mg
100%
Pantothenic acid
1mg
20%
Phosphorus, P
406mg
58%
Selenium, Se
51µg
93%
Sodium, Na
251mg
17%
Water
241g
9%
Zinc, Zn
3mg
38%

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.