Red Wine Beef Stew

Difficulty: Easy
Prep Time: 40 minutes
Cooking Time: 8+ hours


2-3 lbs. stewing beef, large chunks

4-5 carrots, peeled, chunks

12 baby yellow potatoes, skin on

2 celery stalks, medium slices

2 medium onions large chunks

5 garlic cloves, sliced thin

1/2 cup frozen peas

2 cups red wine

3 cups beef bone broth

1 tsp Herb De Provence

2 tbsp cornstarch

1/2 cup cold water or broth

2 tbsp vegetable oil



Cooking Tools

Large frying pan

Slow cooker

Heat oil in frying pan on medium high heat.  Salt and pepper beef chunks and brown meat on all sides.  Don’t cook the beef all at once, cook in batches. Remove meat and place in slow cooker.  Add wine to the fry pan that you browned the beef in. Deglaze the pan with the wine and then pour wine into the slow cooker over the beef.  Place all the vegetables, potatoes except the peas into the slow cooker, then add seasonings and beef bone broth. Set slow cooker on high for 8 hours. In the last hour of cooking, make a slurry with the cornstarch and water and pour into the stew and blend well, add in the frozen peas.  Serve with cooked rice or buttered noodles.
Serves 4

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