Italian Beef and Lentil Slow-Cooker Stew

2
Total Time
7 hr 20 min
Prep
20 min
Cook
7 hr
Serves
6
Difficulty
Easy

Ingredients

uncooked onion(s)

1 small, chopped

garlic clove(s)

1 medium clove(s), minced

uncooked zucchini

1 large, diced

uncooked lean beef round

16 oz, cut into 1-inch chunks, or 1 pound

dried oregano

½ tsp, crushed

canned diced tomatoes

14½ oz, undrained

canned tomato paste

1 Tbsp

dry lentils

¾ cup(s)

canned beef broth

4 cup(s)

table salt

1 tsp

black pepper

¼ tsp

basil

¼ cup(s), fresh, slivered

Instructions

  1. Place all ingredients except basil in 5- to 6-quart slow cooker; stir well. Cook on Low until beef is very tender, 6−7 hours.
  2. Stir in basil and cook 5 minutes longer.
  3. Serving size: 1½ cups

Notes

You can substitute 2 cups of fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch lengths, for the zucchini, and 2 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley for the basil.

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