Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Beef Stew is a delicious recipe for a hearty, beef vegetable stew. Ingredients include: Beef stew meat, onions, green peas, potatoes, celery and carrots. It is well seasoned and tossed in the slow cooker for (6-1/2 to 8) hours. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low sugars, low carbohydrates, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints) recipe. Makes: (8) servings with a (1-1/2 cup) serving size. Slow Cooker Beef Stew will be loved by all of your family, friends and guests.
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Prep Time: 20 to 30 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 6-1/2 to 8 Hours.

INGREDIENTS:

1-1/2 lbs beef stew meat
3 medium-size potatoes, peeled and cubed
3 cups water
1-1/2 cups fresh baby carrots
1 (10-3/4 oz) can condensed tomato soup, undiluted
1 medium-size onion, chopped
1 celery rib, chopped
2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1 Tbsp browning sauce, optional
2 tsp beef bouillon granules
1 garlic clove, minced
1 tsp granulated sugar
3/4 tsp salt
1 tsp ground black pepper
1/3 cup cornstarch
3/4 cup cold water
2 cups frozen peas, thawed

DIRECTIONS:

1. Place the meat, potatoes, water, carrots, soup, onion, celery, Worcestershire sauce, (browning sauce if desired), bouillon granules, garlic, sugar, salt and pepper in a (5 or 6) quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender.

2. Combine cornstarch and cold water in a small bowl until smooth; gradually stir into stew. Stir in peas. Cover and cook on HIGH for 30 minutes or until thickened.

Yield: 8 Servings.
Serving Size: 1-1/2 cups.

Weight Watchers ( PointsPlus), (9 SmartPoints)
Carb Choices: 2

Diet Exchange:
2 Starch + 2 Meat(L)

NUTRITIONAL INFORMATION:
Calories: 287, Total Fat: 9g, Saturated Fat: 3g, Cholesterol: 55mg, Sodium: 705mg, Sugars: 9g, Carbohydrates: 31g, Fiber: 4g, Protein: 20g

Original recipe and image from: Taste Of Home. http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/slow-cooker-beef-vegetable-stew

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