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    Slow Cooker Beef Stew


    • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2-inch pieces
    • 1 teaspoon sweet paprika, plus more for garnish
    • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
    • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour, plus more for coating
    • 3 tablespoons olive oil
    • 1 pound small white potatoes, halved
    • 1/2 pound cremini mushrooms, halved
    • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
    • 1 medium onion, chopped
    • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
    • 1 cup red wine
    • 2 cups low-sodium beef broth
    • 3 sprigs fresh thyme
    • 1 teaspoon caraway seeds, optional
    • 1/2 cup loosely packed parsley leaves, chopped
    • Sour cream, for serving


    • Prep: 20
    • Cook: 6-8 hours
    • Serves: 8-10

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    1. Toss the beef with the paprika, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper. Coat in flour and shake off any excess.
    2. Heat 2 tablespoons of the oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat.
    3. Add the beef and cook undisturbed until it begins to brown, about 3 minutes. Continue to cook, turning the beef as needed, until mostly browned, about 3 minutes more.
    4. Remove the skillet from the heat and transfer the beef to the insert of a 6-quart slow cooker; add the potatoes, mushrooms, carrots and onions and stir to combine.
    5. Heat the remaining 1 tablespoon of oil in the skillet over medium heat. Add the tomato paste and stir until the oil begins to turn brick-red, about 1 minute.
    6. Add the flour and wine and whisk until thick (it's OK if there are some lumps).
    7. Add the beef broth, thyme, caraway if using, 1/2 teaspoon salt and a few grinds of pepper and bring to a simmer, whisking; continue simmering and whisking until the gravy is smooth and thick, about 4 minutes.
    8. Pour the gravy into the slow cooker, cover and cook on low for 8 hours. The meat and vegetables should be tender.
    9. Season with salt and pepper and stir in the parsley. Serve the stew in bowls with dollops of sour cream and a sprinkle of paprika.
    recipes/soups/slow_cooker_beef_stew.txt · Last modified: 2018/07/22 06:27 (external edit)