Flavorful & Healthy: Kansas City Winter Beef Stew Recipe

Kansas City Winter Beef Stew Recipe

 

When Kansas City’s winter ice and cold trap you inside, try a delicious (and healthy!) spin on an old favorite: beef stew! This is a stew variation your family will love. The sweet potatoes add wonderful nutrition, flavor and color to the dish. The apple cider and dried cranberries add a sweet flair to this savory stew, creating a unique taste treat. The recipe is quick to fix and calls for ingredients that you might just have on hand. Or, if you forgot to go to the grocery store before the storm hit, just like our page and we’ll keep the recipe handy for another time. Enjoy that cereal for dinner! Truly versatile, you can cook this stew on the stove top or in your slow cooker. Either way, Beef and Cider Stew is destined to become a family favorite—maybe even a Kansas City winter storm tradition!

 

Beef & Cider Stew     Serves: 6

 

Ingredients:

 

2 lbs. beef stew meat, cut into 1 to 1 ½ inch pieces (chuck roast works really well)

2 slices bacon, cut into ½ inch pieces

½ teaspoon pepper

10 ½ oz. can condensed French onion soup

1 cup apple cider

1 lb. sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)

1/3 cup dried cranberries

 

Directions for stove top cooking method:

  • Cook bacon in stockpot over medium heat until crisp; remove with slotted spoon to paper-towel-lined plate. Brown ½ of beef in bacon drippings over medium heat; remove from stockpot.  Repeat with remaining beef; season with pepper.
  • Return beef and bacon to stockpot and add soup and cider; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 ¾ hours.
  • Add sweet potatoes and cranberries to stockpot; bring to a boil.  Reduce heat; continue simmering, covered, 20 to 30 minute or until beef and potatoes are fork-tender.

 

Directions for Slow Cooker method:

  • Cook bacon in skillet over medium heat until crisp; remove with slotted spoon to paper-towel-lined plate. Brown ½ of beef in bacon drippings over medium heat; remove from skillet.  Repeat with remaining beef; season with pepper.
  • Place beef and bacon in slow cooker and add all remaining ingredients.
  • Cook in slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours, or on high for 4-6 hours.

 

 

Nutrition Facts per serving: 290 calories, 29 g carbohydrate, 3 g fiber, 8 g fat, 567 mg sodium, 24 g protein, excellent source of B6, B12, selenium, zinc, niacin and iron.

 

Source:  Beefitswhatsfordinner.com

Related Blog Posts

Spotlight on Zucchini

Zucchini contains a variety of vitamins, minerals, and beneficial plant compounds. Cooked zucchini is particularly high in vitamin A, though raw zucchini contains slightly less. One cup of cooked zucchini is only 17 calories. Nutritional Benefits Vitamin A: One cup…...

Spotlight on Garlic

Garlic is low in calories and rich in vitamins and nutrients. Garlic is also delicious and easy to add to your diet. Use it in savory dishes, soups, sauces, dressings and more. Nutritional Benefits Garlic is rich in vitamins and…...

Spotlight on Tomatoes

It's tomato season! Tomatoes are full of vitamins and nutrients that are great for a healthy diet. Tomatoes are the major dietary source of the antioxidant lycopene, which has been linked to many health benefits, including reduced risk of heart…...

Baja Fish Tacos

Baja fish tacos are an easy family meal because you can have it on the table in about 20 minutes! Baja Fish Tacos Ingredients 1/2 cup fat-free sour cream1/2 cup light mayonnaise1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro1 oz. taco seasoning packet,…...

Spotlight on Bell Peppers

Bell peppers are low in calories and exceptionally rich in vitamin C and other antioxidants, making them an excellent addition to a healthy diet. Bell peppers come in a variety of colors like red, yellow, orange, purple and green. Nutrition…...
View More Posts