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Slow-Cooker Classic Beef Stew

08:30:00 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
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8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

A deeply flavoured beef stew that is fork tender with a rich sauce from slow-cooked vegetables and wine. The delicious aroma will fill your house with mouthwatering anticipation. This comforting dish is guaranteed to warm you up on those cold winter days.

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  • Cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
  • Toss beef pieces with flour. Add to drippings in skillet; cook 6 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Spoon into slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Add wine to skillet; bring to boil, stirring constantly to scrape browned bits from bottom of skillet. Cook and stir 2 min.; pour over beef. Add carrots, mushrooms, onions, celery and garlic.
  • Whisk broth, barbecue sauce and dressing until blended; pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover with lid; cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours).
  • Stir in parsley and bacon before serving.
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Special Extra

Add 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves to slow cooker along with the vegetables.


Omit wine. Increase beef broth to 2 cups, using 1 cup to deglaze the skillet, and remaining to mix with the barbecue sauce and dressing as directed.


  • 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1-1/2 cups (375 mL) each
Calories 380
% Daily Value
Total fat 14g
Saturated fat 5g
Cholesterol 90mg
Sodium 530mg
Carbohydrate 20g
Dietary fibre 3g
Sugars 10g
Protein 36g
Vitamin A 80 %DV
Vitamin C 25 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 30 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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