When I found this Weight Watchers Beef Stew Recipe for the crock pot, I literally was drooling. Though I initially thought it was just a traditional beef and vegetable stew recipe, it’s actually a classic Jewish recipe for Tzimmes! I’ve had Tzimmes before, but I’ve never had it prepared with the beef and vegetables so I was so excited to give it a try, and YOWSA!! IT WAS SO YUMMY!! Hearty and delicious, this Weight Watchers Recipe for Beef Stew is an incredibly filling meal, and with 8 Weight Watcher Points per serving, it’s much lower in calories than most stews. Try serving this stew up with a tasty 0 Points Salad for a complete and tasty meal! But keep in mind that it will also make a wonderful Passover Recipe and/or Hanukkah Recipe! This Weight Watchers crock pot recipe offers a truly unique and delicious take on beef stew by adding in some non traditional ingredients like prunes, cinnamon and honey – and it is definitely worth trying!
Weight Watchers Beef Stew Crock Pot Recipe
- 7 oz frozen chopped onions, about 2 cups
- 3 pounds raw, lean beef brisket, trimmed, boneless, cut into 1-inch pieces
- 2 large garlic cloves, minced
- 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-size chunks
- 1/2 pound baby carrots, cut in half if large
- 8 small uncooked new potatoes, cut in half (unpeeled)
- 16 prunes, pitted
- 4 tbsp fresh lemon juice, divided (from 2 small lemons)
- 5 tsp honey, divided
- 1 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
- 1 cup beef broth
NOTES: You can substitute dried apricots for the prunes if you prefer.
For a stew with thicker gravy, spoon 1 tablespoon of flour into a cup and stir in 1/4 cup of the tzimmes liquid until the mixture is lump-free. Add the flour mixture to the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 10 minutes. (Adding the flour does not affect the recipe’s POINTS value.)
Place onion, beef, garlic, sweet potatoes, carrots, new potatoes, prunes, 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and 1 tablespoon of honey in a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon and broth; stir well.
Cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours. About 5 minutes before serving, stir in remaining 2 tablespoons of lemon juice and remaining 2 teaspoons of honey; cover and cook on low for 5 minutes.
Entire Recipe makes 8 servings
Serving size is 1 ½ cups
Each serving = 8 Weight Watchers Points