Ingredients Jump to Instructions ↓

  1. 2 to 3 pound beef chuck roast, trimmed of fat and cut into 2-inch cubes

  2. 1 teaspoon olive oil

  3. Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper

  4. 1 acorn squash , peeled, seeded and cut in 2-inch pieces (see Notes)

  5. 2 large red potatoes , scrubbed but unpeeled, cut in 2-inch pieces (may substitute Yukon Gold potatoes )

  6. 1 medium sweet onion , sliced 1/4-inch thick

  7. 1 package dry mushroom gravy mix

  8. 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice

  9. 2 cloves garlic , minced

  10. 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice

  11. 1 large bay leaf, broken in half

  12. 1 cup frozen green beans (or sweet peas)

Instructions Jump to Ingredients ↑

  1. Sprinkle the beef cubes generously with salt and pepper . Heat a heavy skillet and coat the bottom of the pan with the olive oil . Brown the beef in batches, taking care not to crowd the pan. Place in the crockpot along with pan juices.

  2. To the crockpot, add acorn squash , potatoes , onion , mushroom gravy mix, tomatoes , garlic , allspice , and bay leaf. Stir with a large spoon to combine.

  3. Cover and cook on Low for 6 to 8 hours or on High for 4 to 6 hours.

  4. When done, break the frozen green beans into 2-inch lengths and stir into the stew. Cover for 5 minutes to heat through. Remove and discard the bay leaves, then serve.

  5. Yield: 6 to 8 servings Notes :

  6. • Other winter squashes may be substituted for the acorn squash, including butternut, buttercup, pumpkin, hubbard, turban, and banana squashes.

  7. • Waxy potatoes, such as Red Rose and Yukon Gold are a good choice for recipes that undergo a long cooking process because they hold together. Russets and Idahos tend to fall apart. You may peel them, if you must, but you will lose fiber and nutrients.

  8. • Ground nutmeg may be substituted for the allspice.

  9. Crockpot Beef with Acorn Squash Recipe Photo © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to, Inc.

  10. Suggested Related Recipes • Crockpot Corned Beef & Cabbage Recipe • Crockpot Irish Stew Recipe • Crockpot Lamb Shanks Recipe • Crockpot Orange Chicken Recipe • Honey-Glazed Spareribs Recipe • Spiced Pork Roast Recipe • Coca-Cola© 7-Bone Roast Recipe • Brisket with Sunchokes Recipe • Crockpot Conversion Tips


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