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postheadericon Easy Crockpot Beef Stew

5.00 avg. rating (90% score) - 1 vote

Easy Crockpot Beef Stew is a delicious,  Italian-style slow cooker recipe that takes from 4-8 hours of cooking time. Main Ingredients: beef, tomatoes, sweet potatoes, zucchini, onions, garlic and basil. May be served over brown rice if desired. This is also a healthy, low calories, low fat, low cholesterol, low sodium, low sugars, low carbohydrates, heart-healthy, diabetic-friendly and Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus) recipe. Makes (6) servings. Easy Crockpot Beef Stew will be loved by all of your family, freasy-crockpot-beef-stewiends and guests.

Prep Time: 20 Minutes.
Cooking Time: 4-8 Hours.


Non-stick cooking spray
(1 lb) boneless beef stew meat,
cut in bite-size pieces

3 Tbsp flour
(1 lb) sweet potatoes, peeled, cut in (1″) pieces
1 (28 oz) can no-salt diced tomatoes, undrained
1 zucchini, cut in (1″) thick slices
1 onion, chopped
4 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 cup fat-free, low-sodium beef broth
1/4 cup A.1. steak sauce or similar brand
1 Tbsp dried basil leaves
Hot Cooked Brown rice, optional


1. Toss meat with flour in a slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray. Add all remaining ingredients except basil; stir. Cover with lid.

2. Cook on HIGH (4-6) hours or LOW (6-8) hours.

3. Stir in basil before serving.

4. OPTIONAL: Serve over Hot Cooked Brown rice if desired.

Yield: 6 Servings.
Serving Size: About 1 cup per serving.

Weight Watchers (7 SmartPoints), (5 PointsPlus)
Carb Choices: 2

Diet Exchange:
2 Starch + 2 Vegetable + 1 Meat(L) + 1 Fat

Calories: 210, Total Fat: 4g, Saturated Fat: 1.5g, Cholesterol: 35mg, Sodium: 340mg, Sugars: 11g, Carbohydrates:  28g, Fiber: 5g, Protein: 15g

Original recipe and image from: Kraft Foods. http://www.kraftrecipes.com/recipes/slow-cooker-provencale-beef-stew-144945.aspx

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