Bachelor's Stew

Bachelor's Stew


"For all of you bachelors out there, this is a really great recipe and you can use it to catch a lady's eye! It is very savory and hearty!"

Ingredients {{adjustedServings}} servings 510 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 510 kcal
  • 25%
  • Fat:
  • 29.3 g
  • 45%
  • Carbs:
  • 31.4g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 30.3 g
  • 61%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 107 mg
  • 36%
  • Sodium:
  • 1415 mg
  • 57%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine bread crumbs with salt and pepper and toss with beef. Place coated beef cubes into a slow cooker and add onion, carrots, celery, basil, tapioca, mushrooms, soy sauce, tomato soup and broth. Stir well, cover and cook on low for 10 to 12 hours, or on high for 3 to 5 hours.
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  1. 90 Ratings


I was searching for a great stew recipe and can stop looking! I just loved this stew! I was just licking my chops the entire meal. I looked through the reviews first and also made a few changes to it. I only added 1 can of tomato soup and substituted with a bit of water. Instead of tapioca I added 2 medium potatoes. I also added a touch of garlic powder to the bread crumb mixture. I was a bit more liberal with the soy sauce and also added a touch of Worchestershire. When it was ready (just over 10 hours) I wanted the broth a bit thicker so I took out 3/4 cup of the broth and added some cornstarch. I then put the stew on high to get it bubbling and then I added the cornstarch mixture back in. Next time I'll do that a bit earlier. It was just lovely. Seems like I made a lot of changes but to me, they were only minor. YUM!!!!


I tried this for the first time today and it came out great. I omitted the tapioca but added a couple of cubed potatoes. My husband picked out the mushrooms but overall gave it two thumbs up. I served homemade biscuits with the stew for a very hearty meal. Thanks for sharing this great recipe.


Don't be afraid to use tapioca in this or any beef stew. The tapioca is a THICKENER - it doesn't have anything to do with the flavor. This is a wonderful beef stew recipe and it makes plenty! I would give it 10 stars if only the nice people at allrecipes would let me! =)