Victoria’s Slow Cooker Beef Stew

Beef stew


Prep Time:  minutes
Cook Time:  minutes
Ready In:  minutes

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Rich and robust, the secret to this full-bodied stew is anchovy paste, which gives it that hard-to-define umami. No one will ever know that it’s in there and they’ll just rave about the flavor.

  • 3 Garlic Cloves (Minced)
  • 1 Teaspoon Anchovy Paste
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Paste
  • 2 Tablespoons Olive Oil
  • 3 Pounds Boneless Chuck Roast (Cut Into 1-Inch Cubes)
  • 4 Pieces Thick Bacon (Diced)
  • 2 Large Onions (Chopped)
  • 4 Carrots (Peeled & Cut Into 1-Inch Pieces)
  • 1/4 Cup Unbleached Flour
  • 1/2 Cup Red Wine
  • 1 Cup Chicken Broth
  • 2 Bay Leaves
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme
  • 2 Cups Green Beans
  1. In small-size bowl combine garlic, anchovy paste, and tomato paste. Set aside.
  2. In large-size Dutch oven heat olive oil over a medium-high heat. Working in batches add meat and brown for 5 minutes. Turn meat and brown other side. Remove from pot and repeat with rest of meat. Set aside.
  3. Fry diced bacon in Dutch oven until crispy.
  4. Add onions and carrots, stirring to loosen any browned bits. Add garlic mixture and stir until well combined. Return meat to pot.
  5. Add in flour and stir to coat meat and vegetables. Cook 2 minutes until dry.
  6. Stir in wine, chicken broth, bay leaves, and thyme. Bring to a boil.
  7. Transfer mixture into slow cooker and cover. Cook on low for 9 hours or until meat is tender.
  8. Stir in green beans and cook another 40 minutes, uncovered, on high heat.
  9. Ladle into bowls and serve.
  10. Serves 4
  11. "Work With What You Got!"
  12. © Victoria Hart Glavin Tiny New York Kitchen © 2015 All Rights Reserved


Victoria has been cooking and writing recipes since she was a a young girl. Originally from Nebraska, her appreciation for culinary technique took off when she moved to Lyon, France. Victoria is published in Hearst Newspapers, Greenwich Free Press, New Canaanite, and more.

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