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.

Prep Time

25

Minutes

Total Time

7:55

Hrs:Mins

Makes

12

servings

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
  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.
Makes 12 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Substitution
Use beef broth instead of the wine if you prefer.
Time Saver
To save time, use beef stew meat instead of cutting the beef roast into pieces.
Success
If you can't find the julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes, cut your whole ones with a kitchen scissors.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 270
    • (Calories from Fat 140),
  • Total Fat 15g
    • (Saturated Fat 6g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 70mg;
  • Sodium 430mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 9g
    • (Dietary Fiber 2g,
    • Sugars 4g),
  • Protein 25g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    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.