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Recipe: Crock Pot Beef Stew

As you may or may not know, I’ve been using Weight Watchers for the past few weeks to try to get back to a healthier weight. (Click to see today’s Ladies of Loserville post.) I haven’t been going crazy, but I have been counting all of my points (damn those donuts are costly!), and trying to choose healthier alternatives (pay no attention to that donut remark 😉 ).

For the past two weeks, after entering my weight into their system, I get the following message:

Please note: You’re probably excited to be losing weight, but you’re losing faster than is recommended. Although it’s normal to lose over 2 lbs in 1 week, if you lose more than an average of 2 lbs per week over a 4-week period, this could pose health risks, such as heart irregularities, anemia or loss of muscle mass. Please slow your weight loss; your doctor can help you do this if you’re not sure how.

Uh. LAST week’s result was over 2 pounds, but none of the other weeks have been. This week’s was 1.4.  So why the message this week? I know, I know…it says average. But STILL. And HELL YA I’m excited to lose the weight, but I’m also not crazy 😉

Anyway…on to the good stuff!

Crock Pot Beef Stew

6 points a serving

Ingredients:

  • 10 small New Potatoes, halved
  • 12 small white onions, peeled
  • 30 baby carrots (1/2 lb)
  • 1 1/2 lbs beef stew meat
  • 2 C. beef broth plus 1/2 C. water
  • 2 tsp garlic salt
  • 1/4 tsp onion salt
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp pepper
  • 1 Tbsp parsley
  • 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 Tbsp cornstarch
  • 3 Tbsp cold water

Directions:

  1. Place potatoes, onions, and carrots into crock pot.
  2. Add Beef.
  3. In a small bowl, combine broth with water, 3 salts, parsley, pepper, and Worcestershire sauce.
  4. Pour over meat and veggies.
  5. Cover and cook on low 6 hours.
  6. In small bowl, combine cornstarch and water.
  7. Stir into mixture.
  8. Cover and cook on high 15 -20 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2 Responses

  1. YUMMY! I LOVE making beef stew in the crock pot! Mmmmm, with a nice crusty bread (probably not on a diet…. LOL)

  2. Thanks, now I’m hungry & I just ate breakfast! 🙂

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