Nonstick spray coating
1-1/4 pound lean beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
1 12-ounce package frozen cooked winter squash
2 medium onions, cut into wedges
6 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
3 cups water
3/4 cup frozen orange juice concentrate
1 tablespoon instant beef bouillon granules
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1/4 cup cold water
2 tablespoons cornstarch
Spray an unheated large skillet with nonstick coating. Preheat over medium heat. Brown beef in skillet, half at a time. In the bottom of a 3-1/2 to 4-quart crockery cooker layer the frozen block of squash, onion wedges, and carrots. Add beef.
In a bowl stir together the 3 cups water, thawed concentrate, bouillon granules, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and pepper. Pour over meat and vegetables in crockery cooker.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 9 to 11 hours or on high-heat setting for 4-1/2 to 5-1/2 hours. Combine the 1/4 cup cold water and the cornstarch. Stir into the meat mixture. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 30 minutes or until bubbly.
Recipe makes 6 servings.
Serving size: 1 serving
Calories: 318; Total Fat: 11g; Saturated Fat: 4mg; Cholesterol: 70mg; Sodium: 556mg; Carbohydrates: 32g; Fiber: 5g; Protein: 23g
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