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Crock Pot Low-Fat Beef Stew

Beef stew is a favorite for the slow cooker and this delicious low-fat recipe is no exception.
Prep Time25 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 25 mins
Course: Dinner, Soup
Cuisine: Universal
Keyword: Kid-Friendly, Slow Cooker
Servings: 6 people
Calories: 264kcal
Author: SkinnyMs.


  • 1 pound lean beef stew meat cubed in about 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons flour for coating the beef
  • 1 teaspoon salt divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper divided
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 cup red wine optional non-alcoholic wine or vegetable broth
  • 1 onion medium, coarsely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 potatoes medium, peeled and cubed
  • 2 carrots medium, peeled and sliced
  • 2 celery stalks coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup red peppers diced
  • 6 thyme sprigs remove leaves from 4 sprigs
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 2 cups beef broth fat-free and low-sodium
  • 14 ounces fire-roasted diced tomatoes can


  • Coat the beef with the flour then shake off the excess then sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper.
  • Over medium heat, in a saucepan with extra-virgin olive oil, brown the floured beef then pour in the wine. Cook until sauce is slightly thickened and alcohol aroma is gone, about 5 minutes. Transfer the beef and its sauce to the crock pot.
  • In the crock pot, add onion, garlic, potatoes, carrots, celery, red peppers, leaves from 4 thyme sprigs, bay leaves, broth, tomatoes, and the remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or high 4 - 6 hours. Garnish with the remaining two thyme sprigs.


Serving: 1cup | Calories: 264kcal | Carbohydrates: 24g | Protein: 18g | Fat: 8g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 214mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 4g |
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7
SmartPoints (Freestyle): 7