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Autumn Beef and Cider Stew

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Quick Facts

Servings: 6
Cook Time: 1 hr. 45 min.
This hearty autumn stew makes a warming meal for the entire family.


  • 2 lbs beef for stew, cut into 1 to 1-1/2-inch pieces
  • 2 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/2 tsp pepper
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed French onion soup
  • 1 cup apple cider
  • 1 lb sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened dried cranberries


  • Cook bacon in stockpot over medium heat until crisp; remove with slotted spoon to paper-towel-lined plate. Brown 1/2 of beef in bacon drippings over medium heat; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef; season with salt and pepper.
  • Return beef and bacon to stockpot. Add soup and cider; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 hours.
  • Add sweet potatoes and cranberries to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, covered, 20 to 30 minutes or until beef and potatoes are fork-tender.

Nutrition Facts

Calories 288
  Calories from Fat 73 (25%)
(12%)Total Fat 8g
(15%)Saturated Fat 3g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 0g
(22%)Cholesterol 65mg
(38%)Sodium 923mg
(0%)Potassium 0mg
Total Carbohydrate 29g
(12%)Dietary Fiber 3g
Sugars 0g
Sugar Alcohols 0g
(48%)Protein 24g
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Nutrition facts are calculated by a food expert using nutritional values provided by the USDA for common products used as recipe ingredients. Actual nutritional values may differ depending on the amounts or products used and can be affected by cooking methods.

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