Slow Cooker Hearty Beef Stew

Posted by Tom Shearer on Thursday, January 9th, 2014 at 11:18am

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  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 2 (900 g) lb. boneless stewing beef, cut into 1-1/2 inch cubes
  • 5 carrots, peeled, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into chunks
  • 6 small red potatoes, quartered
  • 3/4 cup Kraft Original BBQ sauce, divided
  • 1 tbsp instant coffee, original roast
  • 2 cups frozen peas

Make It

Heat oil in nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat, in batches; cook until evenly browned, stirring occasionally. Layer carrots, onions and potatoes in bottom of 5-qt. slow cooker; top with meat. Pour 1/2 cup barbecue sauce over meat; sprinkle with coffee granules. Cover with lid.

Cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).

Stir in peas and remaining barbecue sauce; cover. Cook 15 min. or until heated through.


Prepare using your favorite BBQ sauce; or change to your favorite frozen vegetable, such as green beans.

For a Milder Stew

Omit 1/4 cup of the BBQ sauce. Prepare as directed but do not add the 1/4 cup BBQ sauce near the end of the cooking time.

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