Healthy Beef Stew Weight Watchers Friendly
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Serves: 8
 
Ingredients
  • 1 pound lean trimmed sirloin roast, cut into cubes
  • 2 cups red potatoes, cubed
  • 2 cups carrots, diced
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 1 small onion, diced
  • 1 8oz can tomato paste
  • 1 cup Merlot or Red Cooking Wine
  • 6 cups Fat-Free Beef Broth
  • 2 Cloves Garlic, minced
  • 2 teaspoons Onion Powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon black pepper
Instructions
  1. Prepare vegetables by washing and dicing into bite sized pieces. I prefer to cut my potatoes and carrots a bit chunkier than the celery and onion. This is a personal preference. 1" chunks are average. Set these aside.
  2. Trim any excess fat from meat. Cut into 1" chunks. Lightly season beef chunks with salt, pepper, and onion powder.
  3. In a large stockpot lightly sear seasoned beef on all sides. I use a non-stick pot and ½ cup beef broth in lieu of oil to keep the points value down. You can substitute in a bit of olive oil, just remember to add that to your points total if you do so.
  4. Once the meat has seared and is mostly cooked through (7-8 minutes cook time), add in cooking wine and beef broth. Cook on high for additional 5 minutes.
  5. Add all other ingredients to stockpot and stir well. If you want a thinner broth, you may want to add 1-2 cups of water to the mixture at this time.
  6. Simmer mixture on medium heat for 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir occasionally to prevent vegetables and meat from sticking and to help flavors meld well.
Recipe by You Brew My Tea at https://www.youbrewmytea.com/healthy-beef-stew-weight-watchers-friendly/