Slow Cooker Rustic Beef Stew
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Slow Cooker Rustic Beef Stew

Serve this hearty beef stew with some crusty Artisan bread for the ultimate in comfort food dinner.

30 min
04 hrs 45 min


2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into bite-sized pieces

1/3 cup all-purpose flour


1 teaspoon salt

6 tablespoons Land O Lakes® Butter

1 small (1/2 cup) onion, chopped

3 (2 cups) parsnips, peeled, sliced in half lenghtwise, sliced 1/2-inch thick

2 medium (1 pound) sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 3/4-inch pieces

1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes with juice

1 (14.5-ounce) can beef broth

1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley

1 teaspoon garlic powder

1/4 teaspoon pepper

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place beef stew meat, flour and salt into large resealable plastic food bag. Seal bag tightly; shake bag until meat is coated in flour; set aside.

  2. STEP 2

    Melt 2 tablespoons butter in 12-inch skillet over medium heat until sizzling. Add onion; cook 2-3 minutes or until onions soften.

  3. STEP 3

    Add beef to skillet; discard extra flour. Cook, stirring occasionally, 5-7 minutes or until meat is browned.

  4. STEP 4

    Add beef and juices from skillet to slow cooker. Cut remaining 4 tablespoons butter into small pieces; add to slow cooker. Add all remaining ingredients to slow cooker. Stir to combine.

  5. STEP 5

    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8-10 hours, or High heat setting 4-6 hours or until vegetables and meat are tender. 


330 Calories
12 Fat (mg)
85 Cholesterol (mg)
760 Sodium (mg)
27 Carbohydrates (g)
4 Dietary Fiber
28 Protein (g)
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