Beef & Carrots

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 4
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 322.8
  • Total Fat: 19.8 g
  • Cholesterol: 78.2 mg
  • Sodium: 258.2 mg
  • Total Carbs: 13.0 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.6 g
  • Protein: 22.6 g

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easy ground beef stew with carrots served over baked potatoes easy ground beef stew with carrots served over baked potatoes
Number of Servings: 4


    1 packet McCormick Homestyle, Mushroom, or Beef gravy mix (the "Just Add Water" type)
    1 lb 93/7 lean ground beef
    4 cups carrots, chopped or coined
    2 shallots or one small onion, chopped or sliced (optional)
    1-2 cloves garlic, minced (optional)
    1/4 tsp ground cinnamon (less if freshly ground)
    seasoned salt and pepper to taste


Brown ground beef with pepper, salt, and cinnamon. Add shallots and garlic for last 10 minutes. Drain by stirring a paper towel around the bottom of the pan. Add about 1/4 cup water and the gravy packet. Stir until meat is coated and cook over low heat for 2-4 mins. Add 1 cup of water and carrots (and other vegetables, if using). Cover and simmer over low-med heat until carrots are tender and gravy has thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve over baked or mashed potatoes (not included).

I'm not sure how accurate the counts are, I had to use another gravy and approximate. This is also good with white mushrooms over pasta (add a little bit of sour cream to the sauce, about 1 Tbsp per serving) as a simple Stroganoff Helper knock-off that'll save you some MSG :)

You could also add some chopped celery with the shallots, and maybe some diced tomatoes instead of water with the gravy to make it more like beef stew.

Number of Servings: 4

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user MRSQRIIST.

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