The Best Crockpot Beef Stew

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Healthy dinner recipes are a must-have on the list when it comes to preparing family meals. If you like the flavors of a classic, rich beef stew, then this is The Best Crockpot Beef Stew recipe ever. This beef stew recipe yields a super delicious taste with a kick of different flavors that come from the veggies and spices used in the stew. It makes a perfectly warm and comforting during the harsh winter season, and you can serve it for either lunch or dinner. Quick dinner recipes with healthy ingredients in them is a good way of ensuring that everyone in the family is getting the best on their dinner plate. Another reason why this is a great beef stew recipe is that it is homemade from scratch and is free from the unwanted preservatives that are found in the canned ones from a store. You can also make this stew in bulk and freeze it for later. You can use this recipe to make a vegan version as well with just the veggies and vegan sausages in it.

When working with any meat, it's important to practice safety methods of handling to prevent cross contamination. By handling meat the safe way you can prevent 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. The only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen and surroundings is through proper means of cleaning your hands before and after handling food, especially meat. Always refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella.

You can further modify the flavors in this recipe and add spices of your choice such as paprika, black pepper, cumin powder, turmeric, etc. If you wish to make it healthier, you can, by all means, use turkey or chicken breast chunks as well. For additional nutrition, add veggies like diced bell peppers, butternut or acorn squash that will make the stew hearty and thick. You can add greens like kale, spinach, or even arugula that are rich in B vitamins. Healthy dinner recipes always have an option of making them the way you want by adding the ingredients to it to make it healthier. Make it protein-rich and wholesome by adding beans. Always read food labels when buying canned foods and try to choose broth that is low in sodium and free from preservatives. Don't be shy to compare the labels and only choose the brand that has the least amount of sodium or preferably sodium-free. Usually, there is a good chance of high sodium levels in canned foods especially broths.

Thank you to Jessica at the Butter With a Side of Bread recipe blog for sharing this Best Crockpot Beef Stew recipe with us. Jessica promotes quick dinner recipes on her website along with healthy dinner recipes. Do visit her website when for more wonderful food ideas. If you're someone that loves crockpot recipes, then this is a great beef stew recipe for you. Everyone in the family is going to love slurping some. Enjoy!

Nutrition Facts for: The Best Crockpot Beef Stew From Butter With a Side of Bread
Ingredients: Olive oil, minced garlic, beef chuck, flour, small red potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, red cooking wine, beef stock or canned beef broth, canned diced tomatoes, bay leaf, dried thyme, dried parsley, all spice, mushrooms, cornstarch
* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet * The entire recipe has been calculated for 10 servings. * Per Serving: Calories 397, Calories from Fat 105, Total Fat 11.7g 18%, Saturated Fat 3.0g 15%, Cholesterol 81mg 27%, Sodium 185mg 8%, Potassium 1409mg 40%, Carbohydrates 36.1g 12%, Dietary Fiber 6.0g 24%, Sugars 5.5g, Protein 32.5g, Vitamin A 83%, Vitamin C 71%, Calcium 4%, Iron 107%

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