Friday, March 27, 2009

Provencal Beef Stew

I made this recipe at the end of last month one day when it was really cold. I mixed it up before work and left it in the crock pot. It was ready to go when I got home. I saw this one in my Cooking Light magazine.

You will need 2 t of olive oil, 1 1.2 lbs of boneless chuck roast cut into cubes, 2 T of all-purpose flour, 2 medium onions, 8 garlic cubes crushed, 1/4 c of dry red wine, 1 C of fat-free, less sodium beef broth, 2 T of tomato paste, 3 bay leaves, 3 fresh thyme springs (i had none so left them out), 1 can of diced tomatoes drained, 3 C of sliced zucchini, AND 2 C of sliced carrots.

First mix the beef together with flour, salt and pepper.

Heat oil in a non stick skillet over medium-high heat, and then add beef to pan. Saute for 2 minutes, browning on all sides. Then place the beef in a crock pot.

Add onions and garlic to pan; saute for 5 minutes.

Add the wine and stir, put mixture in the crock pot

Add the broth to the crock pot

Add tomato paste

Add the bay leaves

Add tomatoes and stir it all together

Top with zucchini and carrots. Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or until beef is tender. Discard bay leaves and thyme springs before serving.

The final product! This looks pretty gross, BUT it was really tasty!
Click HERE for a printable recipe.

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