Make the perfect Winter Vegetable Beef Stew! With step-by-step how-to photos, you can see the perfection of this Winter Vegetable Beef Stew for yourself.
What You Need
Original recipe yields 8 servings
3/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2 lb. beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch chunks
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushroom s
1 large onion, chopped
6 carrot s (about 1 lb.), sliced
1-1/2 lb. red potato es (about 5), peeled, cut into large chunks
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14-1/2 oz.) beef broth
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Let's Make It
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.
Calories From Fat
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 26g
Saturated Fat 9g
Trans Fat 0g
Total Carbohydrates 26g
Dietary Fibers 4g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
8 servings, 1-1/4 cups each
* 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.