Crockpot Beef Stew-Apples

Crockpot Beef Stew-Apples is a delicious, hearty and healthy stew. Beef, sweet potatoes and apples all slow cooked and highly spiced for a delicious and uncommon mix of flavors. It is  a healthy, low fat, low calories, low sodium, low carbohydrates, Weight Watchers (6) PointsPlus recipe. Makes 8 servings. Crockpot Beef Stew-Apples will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.slow-cooker-beef-stew-apples

Prep Time: 20 Minutes:
Cooking Time: 8 Hours

INGREDIENTS:

4 tsp cumin seed
1-1/2 lbs beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
3 tbsp flour
1 tbsp vegetable oil
1-3/4 cups beef stock
1 (6 oz) can frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted
1-1/2 tsp dried thyme leaves
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1/2 tsp salt
2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1 inch chunks
2 medium red cooking apples, peeled, cored and cut
into 1-1/2-inch chunks

DIRECTIONS:

1. Heat small skillet over medium heat. Add cumin seed; cook and stir about 2 minutes or until
fragrant. Immediately pour out of hot pan to avoid over-toasting. Set aside.

2. Coat meat with flour. Heat oil in large saucepan or Dutch oven on medium-high heat.
Add meat in batches; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Place meat and remaining ingredients
in slow cooker; toss to coat well. Cover.

3. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Thicken with additional flour, if desired.

Yield: 8 Servings
Serving Size: 1 Cup

Weight Watchers PointsPlus = 6

NUTRITION INFORMATION:
Calories: 255, Carbohydrates: 26g, Cholesterol: 62mg, Sodium: 405mg, Fat: 7g, Fiber: 3g, Protein: 22g

Original recipe and image from McCormick & Company Inc. http://www.mccormick.com/Gourmet/Recipes/Main-Dishes/Slow-Cooker-Spiced-Beef-and-Apple-Stew

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