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Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Our diet friendly Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew is a healthy and satisfying meal to warm up with on chilly winter nights.
8 Servings Meet The Cook Print
Slow Cooker Italian Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 3 cups Kettle & Fire's Beef Bone Broth
  • 1 pound Stew Beef
  • 14 ½ ounces Diced Tomatoes, Canned
  • 1 tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 1 ¼ cups dice Onion
  • 1 ½ teaspoons mince Garlic, Cloves
  • 1 ¼ cups dice Celery
  • 2 cups dice Zucchini
  • 2 ½ cups chunk Red Potato
  • ⅓ cups dice Bell Pepper, Green
  • ⅓ cups dice Bell Pepper, Red
  • 2 tablespoons Red Wine Vinegar
  • 1 ½ teaspoons Italian Seasoning
  • 1 tablespoon Basil, Dried
  • 1 teaspoon Salt
  • ½ teaspoons Black Pepper
  • Serving Day Ingredients

    These ingredients are added AFTER your meal has been frozen — for the day you serve and eat it.

  • 2 tablespoons Butter
  • 2 tablespoons Flour, All-Purpose

Freezer Containers

  • 1 Gallon Freezer Bag

Supplies

  • Labels

Nutritional Information

  • 1 serving = 1 cup
  • 238 Calories
  • 12g Fat
  • 46mg Cholesterol
  • 452mg Sodium
  • 580mg Potassium
  • 23g Carbs
  • 3g Fiber
  • 7g Sugars
  • 15g Protein
  • WW+ Points 7

Make It Now Cooking Directions

These directions are for cooking this recipe to serve immediately and NOT to freeze for later.

  1. Place all ingredients into a slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours.
  3. 20 minutes before serving, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  4. Whisk in flour to create a paste.
  5. Slowly whisk in about one cup of broth from the slow cooker, then allow to thicken over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.
  6. Pour mixture back into slow cooker and stir to incorporate into stew.
  7. Allow to simmer for additional 10 minutes to thicken before serving.

Freeze For Later Cooking Directions

These directions help you cook or prepare this meal PRIOR to being frozen for serving later (see Serving Day Directions when you are ready to prepare it to eat).

Why would I want to freeze this?

  1. Divide all ingredients into indicated number of gallon freezer bags, label and freeze.

Make From Frozen Serving Day Directions

These directions help you cook or reheat this meal AFTER it's been frozen for when you are ready to eat it.

  1. Cook on low in slow cooker for 6 hours.
  2. 20 minutes before serving, melt butter in a small saucepan over medium-low heat.
  3. Whisk in flour to create a paste.
  4. Slowly whisk in about one cup of broth from the slow cooker, then allow to thicken over medium heat for 2-3 minutes. Stir frequently.
  5. Pour mixture back into slow cooker and stir to incorporate into stew.
  6. Allow to simmer for additional 10 minutes to thicken before serving.

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  1. There were a few things I wanted to clarify before making this recipe, as I want to go the freezing route. Do all of the ingredients (including the meat) go into the bag raw? Also, could I skip the thawing step and just extend the cooking time, or is that not recommended? Thanks!

  2. I made this before and my family loved it! Can I use fresh basil instead? Should this be added at the end? How much? I will be serving this at my son’s family birthday party tomorrow. Any ideas for sides? Thanks! Great recipe!

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