Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Prunes Recipe

Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Prunes

Slow Cooked Beef Stew with Prunes Recipe

Turn those chilly and gloomy days around with our cozy slow cooked beef stew with prunes recipe. It's hearty, delicious, and is sure to make your home smell Amaz!n. Best part, it doesn't take nearly as long as you'd think.

Prep Time 15 Minutes
Cook Time 100 Minutes

Calories per seving 440

Fat 19g

Cholesterol 100mg

Sodium 1000mg

Carbohydrates 28g

Fiber 4g

Sugar 16g

Protein 40g


  • 2 tbsp peanut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 1/4 lb stewing beef
  • 2 onions, peeled and roughly chopped
  • 2 carrots, peeled and diced
  • 2 1/3 cups beef broth, divided
  • 1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
  • 12 Sunsweet® Pitted Prunes, halved
  • 2 tbsp fresh chopped parsley


Preheat oven to 325°F (160°C).  Heat oil in large Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Brown beef, in batches, for 3 to 5 minutes, turning to browned on each side. With slotted spoon, transfer beef to a plate.

Add onions and carrots to Dutch oven. Add 1/4 cup of the stock. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally for 5 to 7 minutes. Increase heat to high; stir in tomatoes and simmer for 1 minute.

Add remaining broth and reserved beef; bring to a boil. Cover and transfer to oven. Cook for 45 minutes. Add prunes and return to oven for 45 minutes, or until beef is very tender. Sprinkle with parsley and serve.

Tip: Serve with a fresh green salad and crusty bread.