Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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This Hearty Slow Cooker Beef Stew came out amazing and it’s weight watchers friendly. This is one of the first meals I made for my new health regime and I have to say, healthy is tasting pretty good!

INGREDIENTS
2 pounds lean stew beef
1 teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground black pepper
¼ cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 cups beef broth
½ cup tomato sauce (4 ounces canned)
4 medium red potatoes, cut in cubes
2 medium onions, sliced into wedges
1 cup baby carrots
2 cups frozen corn kernels
2 can (about 15 ounces) cut canned string beans, drained
4 cloves garlic, chopped
2 sprigs fresh thyme or 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves, crushed
¼ cup chopped fresh parsley

DIRECTIONS
Ideal Slow Cooker: 6-Quart
Season the beef with salt and pepper, then toss with the flour to coat the meat.
Grease the crock pot with nonstick cooking spray.
Place the beef in the slow cooker.
Stir in the broth, tomato sauce, potatoes, carrots, corn, green beans, garlic and thyme.
Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, or until the beef and vegetables are fork-tender.
Stir in chopped fresh parsley.
Taste and add salt and pepper if necessary.

Recipe seen on:
http://www.simplenourishedliving.com

Happy Crocking! – Amber

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Rosemary Pot Roast

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This Rosemary Pot Roast is so divine, your guests will be coming back for more!

INGREDIENTS
PAM® Original No-Stick Cooking Spray
2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast
or stew beef (I used stew beef)
3 small baking potatoes, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
1 large onion, cut into 1-1/2-inch pieces
1 can (14.5 oz each) Hunt’s® Diced Tomatoes with Rosemary & Oregano, undrained
1 can (10-3/4 oz each) condensed reduced fat and sodium cream of mushroom soup
1/2 cup water
2 tablespoons Hunt’s® Tomato Paste
2 teaspoons dried rosemary
1/2 teaspoon salt

DIRECTIONS
1. Spray inside of 4 to 5 quart slow cooker with cooking spray; set aside. Trim excess fat from beef; discard. Cut beef into 1-1/2-inch pieces; set aside.

2. Combine potatoes and onion in slow cooker. Top with beef and remaining ingredients. Cook on HIGH 5 hours or on LOW 10 hours or until beef is tender.

Recipe seen on:
http://www.readyseteat.com

Happy Crocking! – Amber