The Best Slow Cooker Beef Stew

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Nutritional Info
  • Servings Per Recipe: 6
  • Amount Per Serving
  • Calories: 383.4
  • Total Fat: 11.2 g
  • Cholesterol: 100.9 mg
  • Sodium: 1,012.5 mg
  • Total Carbs: 29.8 g
  • Dietary Fiber: 4.7 g
  • Protein: 39.1 g

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The best beef stew I've ever tasted. The best beef stew I've ever tasted.
Number of Servings: 6


    2 teaspoons olive oil
    1 1/2 pounds boneless sirloin (trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes)
    1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt, divided
    2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
    2 medium onions, each cut into 8 wedges
    8 garlic cloves, crushed
    1/4 cup white cooking wine
    1 cup Emeril's All Natural Beef Stock
    2 tablespoons tomato paste
    3 bay leaves
    1 tbsp thyme
    1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
    3 cups (1-inch) sliced potatoes
    2 cups (1-inch) sliced carrots


Heat oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper; dredge in flour.
Add beef to pan, saute 2 minutes, browning on all sides.
Place beef in an electric slow cooker.
Add onions and garlic to pan; saute 5 minutes.
Add wine to pan, scraping pan to loosen browned bits.
Place onion mixture in slow cooker.
Add broth, tomato paste, bay leaves, thyme, and tomatoes to slow cooker; top with potatoes and carrots.
Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is tender.
Stir in remaining 1 teaspoon salt and remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper.
Discard bay leaves.

Number of Servings: 6

Recipe submitted by SparkPeople user ITSME_KRIS10.

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    Loved this recipe, very tasty. Substituted raspberry vinegar (as I didn't have any wine) but it was delicious. Cooked it on low for 8 hours, though, and it was well worth the wait, the smell was heavenly, too. Thank you for sharing. - 1/16/10

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  • Incredible!
    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
    This stew is fantastic! Everyone in the family loved it! I doubled the recipe so I could freeze some. I also changed the cook time. I cooked on low for 3 hours then on high for 2. Everything came out perfect. I would have cooked on low for 8 but I didn't have enough time. Highly recommended! - 9/15/09

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  • Incredible!
    good stuff - 1/19/10

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  • Bad
    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
    great - 1/16/10

    Reply from ITSME_KRIS10 (11/4/10)
    What didn't you like about it?

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