Make-It-Mine Fireside Beef Stew


Not a fan of beef pot roast? Substitute beef stew meat or boneless lamb instead. Pair this slow cooker stew with a whole grain roll or corn muffin for a stick-to-your-ribs dinner.

Make-It-Mine Fireside Beef Stew
Photo: Jacob Fox
Prep Time:
25 mins
Slow Cook Time:
8 hrs
Total Time:
8 hrs 25 mins
8 cups


  • 1 ½ pound boneless beef chuck pot roast*

  • 1 pound butternut squash, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces (about 2 1/2 cups)*

  • 2 small onions, cut into wedges*

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 14.5 ounce can 50% less sodium beef broth

  • 1 8 ounce can tomato sauce

  • 2 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1 teaspoon dry mustard

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper*

  • teaspoon ground allspice*

  • 2 tablespoon cold water

  • 4 teaspoon cornstarch

  • 1 9 ounce package frozen Italian green beans*


  1. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces. Place meat in a 3-1/2- to 4-1/2-quart slow cooker. Add squash, onions, and garlic. Stir in broth, tomato sauce, Worcestershire sauce, dry mustard, pepper, and allspice.

  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. In a small bowl combine cold water and cornstarch. Stir cornstarch mixture and green beans into mixture in cooker. Cover and cook about 15 minutes more or until thickened.

*Make-It-Mine Alternate Ingredients:

Options for Beef Pot Roast: 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat or lean boneless lambOptions for Butternut Squash: 2 1/2 cups 1-inch pieces red-skinned potatoes, russet potatoes, or peeled parsnips, carrots, turnips, or rutabagaOptions for Onion Wedges: 1 cup shallot wedges, frozen small whole onions, sliced leeks, or sliced fennelOptions for Black Pepper: 1 to 2 teaspoons Montreal steak seasoning, 1 teaspoon lemon-pepper seasoning, or 1/8 teaspoon crushed red pepper or cayenne pepper Options for Allspice: 1 to 2 teaspoons dried Italian seasoning; 1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground cumin or garlic powder; 1/2 teaspoon ground coriander; or 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon Options for Italian Green Beans: 1 1/2 cups frozen cut green beans, frozen whole kernel corn, frozen mixed vegetables, or frozen sweet pepper and onion stir-fry vegetables

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

208 Calories
5g Fat
17g Carbs
28g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 6
Calories 208
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5g 6%
Saturated Fat 2g 10%
Cholesterol 74mg 25%
Sodium 457mg 20%
Total Carbohydrate 17g 6%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 28g
Vitamin C 22.8mg 114%
Calcium 83mg 6%
Iron 3.7mg 21%
Potassium 871mg 19%
Folate, total 45.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.1mcg
Vitamin B-6 0.8mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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