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French Stew

French Stew is by far one of my husband’s favorite recipes!  The meat always tastes so amazing!  When it is a good soup kind of day, my husband routinely requests that we make this stew.  The red wine vinegar gives it a bit of a zing, that gives the meat a great taste.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 hrs
Total Time4 hrs 10 mins
Course: Slow Cooker, Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Slow Cooker French Stew
Servings: 6
Calories: 406kcal


  • 3 lbs beef stew meat
  • 10 ¾ oz can beef consommé
  • 3 large carrots peeled and sliced
  • 1 can green beans drained
  • 2 10 oz packages peas and pearl onions (or just use peas and chop some onions)
  • 16 oz can peeled tomatoes
  • 2 c water
  • c red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp brown sugar
  • ½ c bread crumbs
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tbsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper


Cooking Instructions

  • Place all ingredients into crockpot and cook on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.

Freezer Instructions

  • Freeze all ingredients together in a gallon size freezer safe bag.
  • On cooking day, thaw and put in crockpot on low for 8 hours or high for 4 hours.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 18g | Protein: 54g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Cholesterol: 141mg | Sodium: 1682mg | Potassium: 1150mg | Fiber: 3g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 5485IU | Vitamin C: 14mg | Calcium: 115mg | Iron: 7mg