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.

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.)


  1. 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.
  2. Add salt, pepper, cinnamon and broth; stir well.
  3. Cook on low setting for 7 to 8 hours.
  4. 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


  1. Was skeptical about a stew having prunes but I am so glad that I tried it. The stew was delicious. Lovely flavour and goes great with a slice of bread (I know that shoots the points…sigh). Very filling stew.

  2. This was amazing! The whole family loved it. It does seem like an accessive amount of beef though? What would be the Points Plus value?

  3. can you make this without the prunes? I wanted to make this tomorrow morning and i don’t have prunes. bonnie

    • Anonymous

      Yes, you can, though it will change the flavor and texture a bit.

  4. barbara Troop

    Can this stew recipe be made without using a crock pot? Please advise

  5. Andrew Beef

    wow!! i should be patient with beef… it takes a lot of time but it is definitely worth it! thanks for the visit, sis! visiting you back via YS

  6. September

    Thanks for sharing – this was delicious and indeed very filling, with plenty of leftovers for lunch during the week. I may use a touch less of honey next time, as this was a little sweet for my taste.

  7. Absolutely delicious! And so filling that I only had 1 cup. My whole family loved it. Didn't even tell them til they were done that it was a WW recipe. Can't wait to have the leftovers. Thank you so much!

  8. I made this tonight for dinner on a rainy, dreary day. Perfect! Thanks for posting it!

  9. I just have to say, this is one of the best recipes I've made from your website. It was filling and sweet and yummy! Even my husband enjoyed it and wanted seconds. I didn't give him any. Too many points.

    Thank you for posting!

  10. Oh wow. I've only had tzimmes that was sweet and contained raisins. I bet this is a lot better.