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Perfect Winter Beef Stew

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8 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

Cold winter nights call for perfect beef stew! This one easily qualifies. We've included step-by-step how-to photos so you can see for yourself.

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  • Pour dressing over stew meat in resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; turn to evenly coat meat with dressing. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate.
  • Cook bacon in large saucepan on medium heat 5 min. or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Use slotted spoon to remove bacon from pan, reserving drippings in pan; drain bacon on paper towels.
  • Add mushrooms and onions to reserved drippings; cook on medium-high heat 10 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove stew meat from marinade; add to saucepan with carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, broth and bacon. Discard bag and marinade.
  • Bring stew to boil, stirring occasionally; cover. Simmer on low heat 1-1/2 hours or until beef is done and stew is thickened, stirring occasionally and uncovering for the last 15 min.


Pour dressing over beef in shallow glass dish; stir to evenly coat meat with dressing. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate. Drain, then continue as directed.


Prepare using KRAFT Lite Italian Dressing.

How to Prepare Stew in Slow Cooker

Marinate beef, and cook bacon, onions and mushrooms as directed. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Add beef, bacon, onions, mushrooms and remaining ingredients to slow cooker; cover with lid. Cook on LOW 10 to 12 hours (or on HIGH 5 to 6 hours ). Stir in 2 Tbsp. flour mixed with 2 Tbsp. water. Cook, covered, 15 min. or until sauce is thickened.


  • 8 servings, 1-1/4 cups each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 8 servings, 1-1/4 cups each
Calories 430
Total fat 26g
Saturated fat 9g
Cholesterol 75mg
Sodium 570mg
Carbohydrate 26g
Dietary fiber 4g
Sugars 8g
Protein 23g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 160 %DV
Vitamin C 20 %DV
Calcium 6 %DV
Iron 20 %DV

* Nutrition information is estimated based on the ingredients and cooking instructions as described in each recipe and is intended to be used for informational purposes only. Please note that nutrition details may vary based on methods of preparation, origin and freshness of ingredients used.

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  • underwood72 |

    Really easy to prepare and extremely delicious. I have made this many times.

  • Shari11 |

    Best beef stew we ever ate! I will make this again and again. My husband isn't a big beef stew fan, but he will eat this one! Thanks! Didn't have the zesty Italian dressing it called for so I used the Northern Italian instead, still came out fantastic!

  • barkingdogs |

    Not sure why the word "******" was bleeped out. And the rating of FIVE hearts was also changed.