Savory Vegetable Beef Stew

“This is a contest winning recipe from Quick Cooking Magazine. Doesn't it sound like a good meal on a cold, winter night?”
READY IN:
9hrs 35mins
SERVES:
7-8
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Place the first four ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  2. In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  3. Drain on paper towels.
  4. Reserve drippings.
  5. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  6. Add meat; seal and shake to coat.
  7. Brown the beef, onion and garlic in drippings and oil.
  8. Transfer to slow cooker.
  9. Stir in broth, wine or additional broth, bay leaf, thyme, reserved bacon and remaining salt and pepper.
  10. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until tender.
  11. Discard bay leaf.
  12. Combine soup and water; add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Combine cornstarch and cold water; stir into slow cooker.
  13. Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until slightly thickened.

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