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Slow-Cooker Classic Beef Stew

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12 servings, 1 cup each

Using bacon drippings to brown the beef in the skillet gives this classic slow-cooker stew just one of its many layers of deliciousness.

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  • Cook and stir bacon in large skillet on medium heat until crisp. Remove bacon from skillet with slotted spoon; drain on paper towels. Discard all but 2 Tbsp. drippings from skillet.
  • Toss beef pieces with flour. Add to drippings in skillet; cook 6 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Spoon into slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray.
  • Add wine to skillet; bring to boil, stirring constantly to scrape browned bits from bottom of skillet. Cook and stir 2 min.; pour over beef. Add vegetables and garlic.
  • Whisk broth, barbecue sauce and dressing until blended; pour over ingredients in slow cooker. Cover with lid; cook on LOW 8 to 9 hours (or on HIGH 4 to 5 hours).
  • Stir in parsley and bacon before serving.

Special Equipment Needed

Please use alcohol responsibly.


Omit wine. Increase beef broth to 1 cup, using 1/2 cup to deglaze the skillet, and remaining to mix with the barbecue sauce and dressing as directed.

Special Extra

For easy cleanup, line slow cooker with plastic liner bag before filling with ingredients and cooking as directed.


Prepare using KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce.

Special Extra

Add 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves to slow cooker along with the vegetables.


  • 12 servings, 1 cup each

Nutritional Information

Serving Size 12 servings, 1 cup each
Calories 220
Total fat 9g
Saturated fat 3g
Cholesterol 55mg
Sodium 300mg
Carbohydrate 13g
Dietary fiber 2g
Sugars 7g
Protein 20g
% Daily Value
Vitamin A 110 %DV
Vitamin C 4 %DV
Calcium 4 %DV
Iron 15 %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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