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!"


servings 510 cals
Serving size has been adjusted!

Original recipe yields 6 servings



  • 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.


  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.
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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 cha...

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. ...

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! ...

This was surprisingly good. 10-12 hours is way too long. I think 6-8 would be adequate. I started mine on low for a few hours, cranked it up to high for about 2 hours and then back to low for...

Unless you like stew that is on the sweet side, I wouldn't recommend this recipe. I would suggest using canned whole or stewed tomatoes instead of canned tomato soup and leave out the tapioca.....

Intially, I wasn't so sure but after a few bites, I really liked the taste. Very unique and I'd be impressed if any bachelor made this for me. Different from all the other stews I've had before...

I reviewed this a couple of years ago and have read some of the more recent entries. I still keep coming back to this recipe over and over. Everything I had tried up until then for a beef dish...

Great recipe for a cold winter day. I added potatoes and stewed tomatoes. My kids rated this meal an 8 on the 1-10 scale. I would recommend this recipe to my friends and family.

I thought this recipes was excellent. I did, however, omit the tapioca...and I also added potatos and fresh garlic. It was quite yummy, had a real different flavor!