Savory Vegetable Beef Stew

Recipe by Juenessa
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READY IN: 9hrs 35mins
SERVES: 7-8
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Place the first four ingredients in a 5-qt. slow cooker.
  • In a large skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until crisp.
  • Drain on paper towels.
  • Reserve drippings.
  • In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, 1/4 teaspoon pepper and 1/4 teaspoon salt.
  • Add meat; seal and shake to coat.
  • Brown the beef, onion and garlic in drippings and oil.
  • Transfer to slow cooker.
  • Stir in broth, wine or additional broth, bay leaf, thyme, reserved bacon and remaining salt and pepper.
  • Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until tender.
  • Discard bay leaf.
  • Combine soup and water; add to slow cooker. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes. Combine cornstarch and cold water; stir into slow cooker.
  • Cover and cook for 30-40 minutes or until slightly thickened.
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