Slow Cooker Beef on Rice

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This Slow Cooker Beef on Rice recipe is cooked to perfection until the juices are tender and doused in a thick gravy-like sauce that is finger licking good. This healthy slow cooker recipe is also pretty much hassle-free and does not require too much of prep work because your slow cooker will do most of the job. This delicious beef stew recipe is ideal for picnics, potlucks or any event with a large crowd. You can add a side of salad along with this dish to make it taste even better. It is also a perfect recipe for those days when you don't want to spend elaborate time cooking in the kitchen. Easy dinner ideas when prepared in a slow cooker makes healthy eating habits so much easier to practice because it's convenient and saves time as well. Recipes like these also a good way to avoid eating a takeout or frozen dinners with all those unwanted preservatives. You can make a whole batch of this wonderful beef stew recipe and freeze it for the winter time.

When working with any kind of meat, it's important to practice safety methods of handling to prevent food contamination. By learning to handle meat the safe way you can stop 80 percent of food-borne illnesses. Proper means of cleaning your hands before and after handling food, especially meat is critical, and the only way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen surroundings. Always remember to refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella.

To this recipe, you can also add a bit of sweet and sour or even a spicy barbecue sauce along with the rest of the ingredients. You may want to use any leftover sauce that is sticking at the bottom of your cooker for later as a dressing for salads. To cut down the calories, you can use brown, black, wild or basmati rice in the place of white rice. Brown and basmati rice are considered as low glycemic index foods, and they don't spike your blood sugar levels in a drastic manner, unlike the white rice. You can also replace the rice with quinoa if you don't mind the taste of it. It is essential to read food labels to choose low sodium and preservative-free canned foods, especially broth. If possible, try to compare the labels to choose the brand that has the least amount of sodium or preferably sodium-free beef broth in the recipes. For additional nutrition, add veggies like mushrooms or diced bell peppers.

Nutrition Facts for: Slow Cooker Beef on Rice from Le Creme de la Crumb

Ingredients: Beef chunks, beef broth, onion, Italian seasoning, salt, black pepper, water, cornstarch, rice.

* The entire recipe has been calculated for 4 servings.

* Percentages (%) are based on a 2000 calorie diet

* Per Serving:Calories 840, Calories from Fat 148, Total Fat 16.5g 25%, Saturated Fat 6.0g 30%, Cholesterol 204mg 68%, Sodium 2082mg 87%, Potassium 1274mg 36%, Carbohydrates 84.7g 28%, Dietary Fiber 1.9g 8%, Sugars 2.1g, Protein 80.6g, Vitamin A 0%, Vitamin C 3%, Calcium 5%, Iron 263%

Thank you to Tiffany at the ‘Le Creme de la Crumb' recipe blog for sharing this lip smacking Slow Cooker Beef on Rice recipe with us. Tiffany promotes easy dinner ideas on her food blog. This healthy slow cooker recipe is one of the best recipes for beef stew and a dish you will rely upon a lot in future. Your family is going to cherish this healthy dinner for years to come. Try this recipe today!

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