fbpx

Crock Pot Low-Fat Beef Stew

with No Comments
Crock Pot Low Fat Beef Stew
Crock Pot Low Fat Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat, cubed in about 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour for coating the beef
  • 1 cup red wine, (optional non-alcoholic wine or vegetable broth)
  • 1 teaspoon salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper, divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 medium onion, coarsely chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup diced red peppers
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 6 sprigs of thyme, remove leaves from 4 sprigs
  • 2 cups beef broth, fat-free and low-sodium
  • 1 (14-ounce) can fire-roasted diced tomatoes

Instructions

  1. Coat the beef with the flour then shake off the excess then sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  2. Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil, brown the floured beef then pour in the wine.
  3. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened and alcohol aroma is gone, about 5 minutes.
  4. Transfer the beef and its sauce to the crock pot.
  5. In the crock pot, add onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, celery, red peppers, leaves from 4 thyme sprigs, bay leaves, broth, tomatoes, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper.
  6. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high 4 – 6 hours.
  7. Garnish with remaining two thyme sprigs.

Crock Pot Low-Fat Beef Stew
Yields: 6 servings | Serving Size: 1 cup | Calories: 264 | Total Fat: 8 g | Saturated Fat: 2 g | Trans Fat: 0 g | Cholesterol: 42 mg | Sodium: 214 mg | Carbohydrates: 24 g | Dietary Fiber: 4 g | Sugars: 4 g | Protein: 18 g | SmartPoints: 7 |

Open

Close