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Slow-Cooker Country French Beef Stew

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Slow-Cooker Country French Beef Stew
  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12
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Go hearty and rustic on a chilly day with this country stew of veggies and chunks of beef in a red wine broth. Ladle it over noodles straight from the slow cooker.

Ingredients

6
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1
boneless beef chuck roast (3 lb), trimmed of fat, cut into 1-inch pieces
1
large onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
3
cups ready-to-serve baby-cut carrots
1
cup red Zinfandel wine or nonalcoholic red wine
3/4
cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
3
tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
1
teaspoon dried basil leaves
1/2
teaspoon dried thyme leaves
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon pepper
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
1/2
cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
Hot cooked egg noodles, if desired
Chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves, if desired

Directions

  • 1 Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Place bacon in cooker. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat in skillet. Cook beef in bacon fat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Stir onion into beef. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Spoon mixture into cooker.
  • 2 Stir carrots, wine, broth, flour, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and canned diced tomatoes into mixture in cooker.
  • 3 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  • 4 Stir in mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 20 to 30 minutes longer or until sun-dried tomatoes are tender. Serve beef mixture over noodles; sprinkle with parsley.
Tips  

Expert Tips

To save time, use beef stew meat instead of cutting the beef roast into pieces.

Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
140
)
Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
24%
(
Saturated Fat
6g
28%
,
Trans Fat
1/2g
)
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
430mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
9g
3%
(
Dietary Fiber
2g
8%
,
Sugars
4g
4%
)
Protein
25g
25%
Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%
100%
Vitamin C
6%
6%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
0 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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