Slow-Cooker Beef and Bacon Stew for Two



2 servings


  • 2 slices bacon, cut into ½-inch pieces
  • ¾ pound beef stew meat
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1 cup ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, halved lengthwise
  • 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons packed brown sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • ½ cup apple juice or beer


  1. In 10-inch skillet, cook bacon over medium heat until brown but not crisp. Add beef stew meat and onion; cook 3 to 5 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is browned.
  2. Into 1½-quart slow cooker, spoon mixture; stir in carrots. In small bowl, mix remaining ingredients; gently stir into mixture in slow cooker.
  3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.