Tuesday Treats: Slow-Cooker BBQ Beef Stew

Firefighters are notorious for not only being good cooks but being jealous of their recipes. This is one dish that’s firehouse ready.

Total Time: 7 Hr 35 Min
Prep Time: 20 Min
Cook Time: 7 Hr 15 Min
Discover the secret to the mellow flavor of our delicious Slow-Cooker BBQ Beef Stew! Click on the link below to watch the BBQ beef stew video to witness the recipe in action.

What You Need
2 lb. beef stew meat, trimmed
1 Tbsp. oil
5 carrots (3/4 lb.), peeled, cut into 1-inch-thick slices
1 large onion, cut into 1-inch chunks
2-1/2 lb. small red potatoes (about 10), quartered
3/4 cup KRAFT Original Barbecue Sauce, divided
1 Tbsp. MAXWELL HOUSE Instant Coffee
1 pkg. (10 oz.) frozen peas

Let’s Make It
1 – Cut meat into smaller 1-1/2-inch pieces if necessary. Heat oil in large nonstick skillet on medium-high heat. Add meat, in batches; cook 8 to 10 min. or until evenly browned, stirring occasionally.
2 – Place carrots, onions and potatoes in slow cooker sprayed with cooking spray; top with meat. Pour 1/2 cup barbecue sauce over meat; sprinkle with coffee. Cover with lid.
3 – Cook on LOW 7 to 8 hours (or on HIGH 5 hours).
4 – Stir in peas and remaining barbecue sauce; cook, covered, 15 min. or until heated through.

Kitchen Tips
Tip 1: Substitute your favorite frozen vegetable, such as green beans, for the peas.

Tip 2: For a milder stew. omit the 1/4 cup barbecue sauce added with the peas.

Tip 3: Substitute your favorite flavor of KRAFT Barbecue Sauce.

Tip 4: Nutrition Bonus – Since this warm and hearty main-dish stew is low in calories, fat and sodium, you can feel good about serving it to your family. And as a bonus, the colorful carrots are an excellent source of vitamin A.

To get all the nutritional information and to watch the prep video, CLICK HERE to visit My Food and Family, the rebranding Kraft/Heinz recipe site. Katherine “Kit” Carson, the ARFF heroine of CRASH & BURN, admits she snagged this recipe from Kraft and it was an immediate hit at her old department, Will Rogers World Airport Fire Rescue Department. Since moving to DFW Airport, she doesn’t work 24-hour shifts any more so she doesn’t cook for her colleagues. Derek Alexander, Wolf shifter and Homeland Security intelligence investigator gives it four thumbs up. 😉 You can read about their story later this week when I release their updated book. Links will hit the Moonstruck Wolf page once it’s live. In the meantime, good eating…and reading!

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About Silver James

I like walks on the wild side and coffee. Lots of coffee. Warning: My Muse runs with scissors. Author of two award-winning series--Moonstruck and The Penumbra Papers, Red Dirt Royalty (Harlequin Desire) & other books! Purveyor of magic, mystery, mayhem and romance. Lots and lots of romance.
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5 Responses to Tuesday Treats: Slow-Cooker BBQ Beef Stew

  1. Sounds yummy. Hubs likes BBQ and beef stew. The only question is whether he would like them combined.

    Between rounds of weather right now. I hope none of the crap in OK is effecting you right now. :hugs: It’s all good here so far. :fingers crossed:

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