WW Recipe of the Day: Crock Pot Beef & Beer Carbonnade
(337 calories | *7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints)
We all really enjoyed this low carb crock pot beef and beer carbonnade when I made it for dinner recently.
It sounds kinda fancy, but is really just a hearty Belgian-style beef stew made with onions and Belgian ale.
The Skinny on Crock Pot Beef and Beer Carbonnade
Since we’re not Belgian ale drinkers and I didn’t feel like making a special trip to the store in search of it, I used a bottle of amber ale that was hiding in the back of the fridge.
This is definitely hearty wintertime fare.
Served with noodles and slow cooker apple glazed carrots, this crock pot beef and beer carbonnade made for a satisfying meal.
And the only thing left to do at dinnertime was boil the noodles! Oh, how I love my crock pot!
According to my calculations, each serving has 337 calories, *8 Weight Watchers PointsPlus, *7 WW Freestyle SmartPoints. Enjoy!
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Crock Pot Beef and Beer Carbonnade
- 2-1/2 pounds boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 large onion, thinly sliced
- 2 bacon slices, cooked and crumbled
- 12 ounces beer (preferably Belgian; I used an amber ale)
- 3 tablespoons instant tapioca, or flour
- 2 bay leaves
- 1 tablespoon brown sugar
- 1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
- 1 clove garlic, minced
- 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 4-Quart.
- Grease the inside of your slow cooker with nonstick cooking spray.
- Place the beef, onion, bacon, beer, tapioca, bay leaves, brown sugar, mustard, garlic, thyme, salt and pepper in the slow cooker. Stir to combine.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 5 to 7 hours or until the meat is tender and thoroughly cooked.
Source: adapted from Mable Hoffman’s Crockery Cookery
*PointsPlus® and SmartPoints® calculated by Simple Nourished Living; Not endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc. All recipe ingredients except optional items included in determining nutritional estimates. SmartPoints® values calculated WITHOUT each plan's ZeroPoint Foods (Green plan, Blue plan, Purple plan) using the WW Recipe Builder.
If you like this low carb crock pot beef and beer carbonnade, you might also like:
- Slow Cooker Italian Pot Roast
- Slow Cooker Beef with Mushroom Sauce
- Slow Cooker Beef with Mushrooms
- Slow Cooker Beefy French Onion Soup
Today’s food for thought…
“Strive not to be a success, but rather to be of value.”
~ Albert Einstein
And weight loss tip…
Mini-size your boxes and bowls. The bigger the package you pour/serve from the more you eat. (20 to 30% more for most foods.) Repackage your jumbo boxes into smaller Ziploc bags or Tupperware containers and serve it up in smaller dishes. The smaller the box, the less you make, and the less you eat. The smaller the serving dish, the less you take, and the less you eat.
~ Mindless Eating: Why We Eat More Than We Think
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