Slow Cooker Beef Stew

YIELD: 4-6 SERVINGS | PREP: 20m | COOK: 8h 

INGREDIENTS

  • 2 lbs beef chuck roast, diced
  • 2 ½ tbs virgin olive oil
  • 2 c low-sodium beef broth
  • 1 lb small Dutch yellow potatoes, halved
  • 2 c mushrooms, halved
  • 3 medium-large carrots chopped
  • 3 tbs tomato paste
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • ½ c of your favorite red wine
  • ½ tsp smoked paprika
  • ½ c fresh parsley, chopped
  • 2 sprigs fresh thyme
  • ¼ c all-purpose flour (optional for thickening)
  • salt & pepper to taste


Instructions

  1. Season chuck beef with salt, pepper and paprika. Heat skillet with olive oil and cook beef until brown for 3-5 minutes, turning as needed.
  2. Remove beef from skillet into slow cooker pot. Add onion, carrots, potatoes, mushroom and begin to stir.
  3. Add tomato paste, flour, red wine, thyme and beef broth inside slow cooker pot.
  4. Cover and cook for 8 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender.
  5. Season with salt, pepper and garnish with parsley.