This hearty beef and vegetable stew recipe makes a great hot main dish for cold winter nights. Use the slow cooker directions when time is short.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Place flour in a plastic bag. Add meat cubes, a few at a time, shaking to coat. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven brown meat in hot oil; drain fat. Stir in vegetable juice, water, onion, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, oregano, marjoram, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 1 1/4 hours or until meat is nearly tender.

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  • Stir in potato, green beans, corn, and carrot. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Makes 5 servings (about 7 cups).

Slow-cooker directions:

Prepare and brown meat as above. In a 3 12- or 4-quart slow cooker layer meat, onion, potatoes, green beans, corn, and carrot. Decrease vegetable juice to 2 cups. Combine vegetable juice, water, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, oregano, marjoram, pepper, and bay leaf. Pour over meat and vegetables in slow cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.

Nutrition Facts

331 calories; total fat 13g; saturated fat 4g; polyunsaturated fat 2g; monounsaturated fat 5g; cholesterol 43mg; sodium 744mg; potassium 1107mg; carbohydrates 36g; fiber 6g; sugar 8g; protein 18g; vitamin aRE; vitamin a 7872IU; vitamin c 57mg; thiaminmg; riboflavinmg; niacin equivalents 5mg; vitamin b6 1mg; folate 52mcg; vitamin b12 2mcg; calcium 61mg; iron 4mg.

Reviews (2)

66 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 39
  • 4 star values: 10
  • 3 star values: 3
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 8
Rating: 5.0 stars
11/08/2019
This is my go to recipe. I have used it for years. I alter it depending on what I have on hand. In general I use less beef and more veggies. I use vegetable broth, instead of juice. It gives this a richer taste. In a pinch I have used beef broth and then left out the beef bouillon. Enjoy.
Rating: 5.0 stars
04/11/2020
This is a family favorite and my family isn't easy! Easy recipe and super tasty!
Rating: Unrated
11/12/2015
In the cookbook it's 1/2 tsp of marjoram, not 12 tsps.
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