Slow-Cooker Beef Stew

Stews simmer for a long time to tenderize the beef and blend ingredients. This easy recipe is a classic.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 15 minutesTotal: 8 hours 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean top round steak
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups fat-free beef broth
  • 6 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2 cups water

Directions

  • Trim excess fat from steak and cut into 1" cubes. Sprinkle cubes with salt, pepper, flour, and marjoram leaves. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add beef; cook and stir until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer beef to 4-quart slow cooker. Add onion, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add beef broth and water to skillet; bring to a boil, stirring to remove drippings. Pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours until beef and vegetables are very tender. Add green beans, cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Recipe Information

Serves: 6

Ingredients

  • 1 lb. lean top round steak
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ⅛ tsp. ground black pepper
  • 1 Tbsp. all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp. dried marjoram leaves
  • 1 Tbsp. olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, peeled and sliced
  • 2 cups fat-free beef broth
  • 6 medium red potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 cup chopped carrots
  • 1 cup chopped tomatoes
  • 1 cup green beans
  • 2 cups water

Directions

  • Trim excess fat from steak and cut into 1" cubes. Sprinkle cubes with salt, pepper, flour, and marjoram leaves. In a medium skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat. Add beef; cook and stir until browned, about 3 to 4 minutes.
  • Transfer beef to 4-quart slow cooker. Add onion, potatoes, carrots, and tomatoes and mix well.
  • Add beef broth and water to skillet; bring to a boil, stirring to remove drippings. Pour into slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours until beef and vegetables are very tender. Add green beans, cover and cook for an additional 15 minutes. Serve hot.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Information
Amount per serving
Calories290
Total Fat7g
Saturated Fat2g
Cholesterol40mg
Sodium470mg
Total Carbohydrate41g
Dietary Fiber5g
Sugars6g
Protein19g