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Slow-Cooker Country French Beef Stew

Slow-Cooker Country French Beef Stew

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.

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  • Prep Time 25 min
  • Total Time 7 hr 55 min
  • Servings 12
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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.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
270
(
Calories from Fat
140),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
15g
15%
(Saturated Fat
6g,
6%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
70mg
70%;
Sodium
430mg
430%;
Total Carbohydrate
9g
9%
(Dietary Fiber
2g
2%
  Sugars
4g
4%
),
Protein
25g
25%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
100%;
Vitamin C
6%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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Expert Tips

Use beef broth instead of the wine if you prefer.

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

If you can't find the julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes, cut your whole ones with a kitchen scissors.

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