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Best Slow Cooker Beef Recipes

Cool weather and seasonal changes trigger heartier fare. Warm up with these juicy beef recipes. Slow cookers might not heat up the kitchen like an oven, but they sure fill the house with tantalizing scents (and require less energy and cleanup). So settle into cold weather softly and try a few of these classic favorites.

Beef Stroganoff

A sure-to-be family favorite, this classic comfort food ranks in at only 22 grams of carb per serving.

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Country Italian Beef Stew

Satisfy any appetite with this flavor-filled stew. Rosemary and basil amp up the Italian zest while keeping calories and carbs to a minimum.

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Stuffed Pepper Soup

This hearty bowl of soup is a perfect dish on chilly days. Brown the beef before adding it to the slow cooker to help remove fat.

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Beef and Bean Ragout

Hearty and colorful, this beef stew is sure to please. Hash brown potatoes and tomato sauce make it filling without adding too much carbohydrate.

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Beef-Vegetable Soup

This soup is the ultimate comfort food! Simmer it this weekend for diabetes-friendly lunches all week long.

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Spaghetti Lover's Soup

Turn this Italian favorite into an easy slow cooker dish. Brown the ground beef, throw your ingredients into the pot, and come home to a tasty dinner.

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Piquant Pot Roast

Horseradish gives this succulent pot roast a hit of zesty flavor. Serve it for your next family gathering!

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German-Style Beef Roast

Slow cooked in a combination of dry red wine and German-style mustard, this beef roast is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

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Steak with Tuscan Tomato Sauce

Serve this savory dish with hot cooked chard, noodles, or rice. Like spinach, chard is a storehouse of vitamins and phytonutrients. Simply chop the leaves and saute in a little olive oil.

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Meatballs with Sweet Lemon Glaze

Snow peas are a low-calorie, low-carb addition to this dish that offer color and a hint of crunch.

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Russian Braised Brisket

Make this slow cooker recipe for Sunday night dinner this week. Tender meat topped with creamy vegetables is a sure-to-be family favorite.

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Polenta with Ground Beef Ragout

A spoonful of pesto tops this slow-simmered beef dish, offering a gourmet feel.

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Pot Roast with Chipotle-Fruit Sauce

Enjoy a mixture of spicy flavors enhanced by sweet fruit infusions in this tender roast dish.

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Mediterranean Meat Loaf

Colorful and tender, this meat loaf dish can have a lower fat content if you use lean ground beef and refrigerated egg product.

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Mexican-Style Pot Roast Sandwiches

A spiced-up take on a traditional sandwich, this pick-up-and-eat meal gets a kick in taste from cilantro and cumin.

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Classic French Dips

Brisket becomes fall-apart tender when cooked in a slow cooker. Use tongs to lift it from the slow cooker, and cut across the grain into thin slices to make these dips stack up just right.

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Beef and Vegetable Sandwiches

A healthier take on traditional sloppy joes, this sandwich boasts good-for-you nutrients and plenty of flavor.

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Beef Fajitas

When making these tasty fajitas, opt for whole wheat tortillas -- they offer more nutrients than plain ones.

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Saucy Meatball Sandwiches

Enjoy this classic sub on whole grain baguette-style French bread for an authentic taste.

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Mediterranean Chuck Roast

Throw your ingredients in the pot before work and come home to a satisfying meal! This tender roast takes 10 hours to cook.

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Layered Brisket Dinner

After a long day of running around, come home to juicy brisket and tender potatoes and carrots.

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Southwestern Shredded Beef Sandwiches

The spicy kick of jalapenos makes these easy-to-fix sandwiches rich in flavor. For a milder version of this zesty slow cooker sandwich, try our easy Shredded Beef Master Recipe.

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Ropa Vieja

This Tex-Mex dish is easy to make in just 25 minutes -- simply use leftover meat from the Shredded Beef Master Recipe! It can be refrigerated for up to three days or frozen for up to three months.

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Philly Shredded Beef Sandwiches

Tender beef topped with Monterey Jack cheese makes this sandwich a family favorite. And it's so easy -- just start with the Shredded Beef Master Recipe.

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Beef Stew with Red Wine Gravy

The beef practically falls apart in this wonderfully flavored stew. Melt-in-your-mouth delicious!

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Brisket in Ale

If you're up for a twist -- and room in your meal plan for the extra carbs -- slather a bit of mashed potato on the bun before layering the beef in this saucy sandwich. Or skip the bun and serve it alongside stir-fried veggies.

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Kickin' Hot Chili

Invite a crowd for dinner and put up your feet: This easy-to-prepare stew uses everyday ingredients, and one-pot cooking makes for easy-breezy cleanup.

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Fireside Beef Stew

Allspice gives slight sweetness to the stew and keeps it from tasting bitter due to acidic ingredients.

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Southwestern Steak Roll-Ups

Typically a tougher cut of beef, flank steak tenderizes by simmering in these juices all day long, packing your fajita with a depth of flavor not found in stir-fried fajita meat.

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Polenta Beef Stew

Comfort on a cold winter night -- polenta adds a grainy earthiness to traditional beef stew.

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Dilled Pot Roast

You need very few ingredients to whip up this fantastic roast. Plus, you'll love the enticing scent of dill wafting from the kitchen.

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Dijon-Pepper Steak

Acid in the Dijon mustard helps tenderize the beef to a melt-in-your-mouth consistency. Serve it with roasted vegetables instead of pasta to cut carbs.

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Beef and Chipotle Burritos

Simmer the meat all day, and the rest of the ingredients come together in a jiffy once you're ready to eat.

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Beef Roast with Tomato Wine Gravy

Turnips are a lower-calorie and lower-carb alternative to potatoes; roasting them mellows their strong flavor and makes them a lovely addition to roast beef.

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Beef and Red Bean Chili

You might win a cook-off with chili this good. Made with chunks of beef pot roast instead of hamburger, this hearty stew will warm you up quickly.

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Beef Mushroom Stew

Loaded with veggies, this meaty stew packs in nutrients. Let it simmer while you play outside in the snow, then come in and warm up with a steaming bowl of yum.

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Hungarian Goulash

This traditional ethnic dish is typically made with beef, onions, tomatoes, and peppers. Some recipes call for noodles, but not all. The consistency should be like a sauce rather than a soup or stew.

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Zesty Sloppy Joes

Everyone loves these messy sandwiches, and they're especially family-friendly in a slow cooker -- throw the ingredients together and play all day! Dig in when you've worked up an appetite.

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Hearty Beef Chili

Feel free to experiment with a variety of beans and veggies in this version of classic chili.

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Beef Vegetable Ragout

Adding snap peas at the last minute brings a delightful texture profile to the dish.

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Spicy Steak and Beans

Add a little zip to your bowl with this tangy stew -- substitute garbanzo beans for pinto beans, if you desire.

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Cajun Pot Roast with Sweet Peppers

Tangy leftovers from this pot roast taste wonderful tossed over a crisp veggie salad.

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