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Hungarian Beef Stew

A recipe is only as “healthy” as its ingredients!! The best ingredients are fresh, organically grown/raised, non-processed with as little preservatives/additives added as possible. Even better are items in season, locally grown—check your local farmer’s markets. Best of all—home grown where YOU are in control of the soil and plants!


  • 2 lbs. beef stew
  • 3 potatoes, cut up
  • 2 onions, cut up
  • 5 carrots, sliced
  • 10 oz. lima beans, thawed
  • 1 can. diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2- 1c. beef broth (try to find a brand without MSG—see note at bottom***)
  • 2 minced garlic cloves
  • 2 T. paprika
  • 1 c. sour cream or plain yogurt
  • optional: buttered cooked egg noodles (not recommended if actively trying to lose weight or if you have any grain intolerances/allergies)
  • optional: 1 t. arrowroot powder mixed with 2T. cold water added at end of cooking time to thicken sauce


Add all ingredients to crock pot except sour cream, noodles and arrowroot. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours. To thicken sauce add arrowroot to pot near end of cooking time, mix well, cover and cook a few more minutes. Just before serving stir in sour cream. Serve over cooked buttered noodles if desired.

If you end up trying this recipe, please post about your experience or suggestions for variations or improvements in the comment section below. Post comment below.

***To check labels for MSG look for: MSG, monosodium glutamate, magnesium glutamate, monoammonium glutamate, monopotassium glutamate, glutamate, glutamic acid, natrium glutamate, sodium glutamate, sodium caseinate, ajinomoto, any “hydrolized protein”, anything “hydrolized”, autolyzed yeast, calcium caseinate, calcium glutamate, gelatin, textured protein, vetsin, yeast extract, yeast food, yeast nutrient. This list is NOT complete. If you know you are sensitive to MSG I suggest you ask your natural health care provider for a more complete list.

 Check out my other crockpot beef stew recipes:

Chinese Beef Stew

Mediterrenean Beef Stew

Mexican Beef Stew

Italian Beef Stew

Beef Stew with Apples and Sweet Potatoes

Traditional Beef Stew

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