Throw all of the hearty ingredients into the slow cooker before work, and come home to a foolproof stew for dinner. Substitute canned or frozen vegetables for an even easier meal.
Combine all ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker, and cook, covered, on LOW 7 hours and 30 minutes.
*2 (1-pound) packages frozen stew vegetables may be substituted for carrots and potatoes.
**1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes with green peppers and onions may be substituted for red bell pepper and diced tomatoes.
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