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postheadericon Crockpot Italian Beef Stew

5.00 avg. rating (92% score) - 3 votes

Crockpot Italian Beef Stew is a hearty, delicious and healthy recipe especially for the Fall and Winter. It is low in fat, low in cholesterol, low in carbohydrates and low in sugars. A diabetic friendly and WeightWatchers (7) PointsPlus+ recipe. Makes 6-8 generous servings at 1-2/3 cups serving size. Family and guests will love this Crockpot Italian Beef Stew.crockpot-italian-beef-stew


1 boneless beef chuck roast (2 lb)
8 oz tiny new potatoes, halved or quartered
2 medium size carrots or parsnips, peeled and cut into 1 to 2 inch pieces
1 cup chopped onions
1 medium size fennel bulb, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges
1 tsp dried rosemary, crushed
1 (14-1/2 oz) can low sodium beef broth
1 cup dry red wine or low sodium beef broth
1 (6 oz) can tomato paste
2 tbsp quick cooking tapioca
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 to 2 cups  fresh basil leaves, spinach leaves, or torn escarole


1. Trim fat from roast. Cut roast into 2 inch pieces; set aside. In a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker combine potatoes, carrots, onion and fennel. Add meat to cooker; sprinkle with rosemary.

2. In a medium size bowl whisk together broth, wine, tomato paste, tapioca, pepper and garlic. Pour over all in cooker.

3. Cover and cook on LOW 8 to 10 hours or HIGH 4 to 5 hours. Stir in the basil leaves just before serving.

Yield: 6 to 8 servings.
Serving Size: about 1-2/3 cups per serving.

WW PointsPlus+ = 7

Carb Choices: 1-1/2

Diet Exchange:
1 Vegetable + 4 Meat (L) + 1 Fat + 1 Starch

Calories: 325, Total Fat 6g, Saturated Fat 2g, Cholesterol 89mg, Sodium 485mg, Sugars 6g, Carbohydrates 25g, Fiber 4g, Ptotein 36g

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