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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
576
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.

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.

Nutritional Facts

Total Fat
12g
18%
Sugar
9g
N/A
Saturated Fat
5g
23%
Cholesterol
143mg
48%
Protein
57g
100%
Carbs
51g
17%
Vitamin A
490µg
54%
Vitamin B12
5µg
86%
Vitamin B6
2mg
100%
Vitamin C
29mg
48%
Vitamin D
0.4µg
0.1%
Vitamin E
1mg
7%
Vitamin K
25µg
32%
Calcium
113mg
11%
Fiber
7g
27%
Folate (food)
74µg
N/A
Folate equivalent (total)
74µg
18%
Iron
8mg
43%
Magnesium
128mg
32%
Monounsaturated
6g
N/A
Niacin (B3)
17mg
84%
Phosphorus
725mg
100%
Polyunsaturated
1g
N/A
Potassium
2372mg
68%
Riboflavin (B2)
0.8mg
48%
Sodium
1675mg
70%
Thiamin (B1)
0.5mg
31.9%
Trans
0.6g
N/A
Zinc
14mg
91%