Beef Stew with Merlot

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 12
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 197.5
  • Total Fat: 4.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 23.1 mg
  • Sodium: 440.8 mg
  • Total Carbs: 18.3 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 2.8 g
  • Protein: 12.4 g

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This was made with a very well-trimmed chuck roast. This was made with a very well-trimmed chuck roast.
Number of Servings: 12


    1 medium chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 2-inch cubes
    1 large onion, chopped
    8 cloves garlic
    4 potatoes, cubed
    4 carrots, sliced
    1 cup peas
    1 bottle merlot
    1/2 cup marsala
    2 cups chicken broth
    Salt and pepper
    Olive oil
    2 bay leaves
    2 sprigs of rosemary
    1 can tomato sauce


Heat a tablespoon of olive oil over medium-high heat. Toss the beef cubes with salt and pepper. Sear until well colored. Deglaze the pan with about 1/2 cup of wine; set meat and deglazing liquid aside. Add a little more oil to the pan; saute onions until colored. Add the rest of the veggies, wine, marsala, and chicken broth. Return the meat and juices to the pan and bring to a simmer. Add bay leaves and rosemary sprigs (whole; remove before serving). Simmer for an hour or so, or until reduced slightly. Add tomato sauce and simmer to desired consistency and until the beef is tender, about 3 hours. Add the peas at the end, if you prefer. Makes about 12 cups.

Number of Servings: 12

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user RFGOLDSTEIN.

Member Ratings For This Recipe

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    Very Good
    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
    This was really yummy, I put it over some whole wheat pasta and reduced the leftover liquid into a sauce. - 10/14/08

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    FANTASTIC!!! So delicious that the crew has decided it's better than the 20 year old family recipe so this should be the "new" one! I finished it off with a "bunch" of fresh basil and served with a crusty bread - 11/28/11

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    this sounds great will make it just as is except onion and garlic powder no salt - 9/19/09

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    This is wonderful's the addition of the tomato sauce that really brings it all together. I didn't have tomato sauce so used diced tomatoes. Highly recommend - 6/27/08

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    FABULOUS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 - 1/20/08