Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Red Wine
Oh my gosh! You guys are going to love this slow cooker beef stew with red wine. If you’re a fan of crock pot beef stew recipes, this is going to make your life complete! It’s rich, easy, and oh-so-tasty.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Red Wine
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I have such a hard time coming up with titles for the recipes on my blog. When I asked my husband what I should name this Red Wine Slow Cooker Beef Stew his response was, “Yummy yummy in my tummy.” I think that means that the recipe was a success.
Yesterday, when I made this, it was a bit of a busy day. My sister is down for a visit before she has to go back to school and we were making Chocolate Peanut Butter Cupcakes (AKA The PMS Buster) and since I knew it was going to take a good portion of the day plus visiting, I wanted to pop a few things in the slow cooker and hope for the best.
Before this, I have only had slow cooker beef stew one day, my mom’s way. So I basically did the same thing here but swapped the soy sauce for red wine. If you’re curious, here is my Classic Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe. It’s the recipe I grew up on and warning: this was one of my first recipes on the blog and I still don’t have an image for it.
What kind of wine goes with beef stew
For this red wine beef stew recipe, I used a Cabernet Merlot. I really wanted a deep, rich, underlying flavor in the broth. However, with that being said, I know nothing about wine (other than I enjoy it). I jumped to my old friend Google and it tells me that (to drink) a Cabernet Sauvignon or a Malbec is best to pair with a beef stew with red wine.
How do you thicken beef stew in a slow cooker
To thicken beef stew in a slow cooker or Crockpot, I simply toss seasoned flour (flour with salt and pepper) over the stew meat and give it a stir before I add the rest of the ingredients. I use very little flour, as I like to have the base a little thinner but you can thicken to your preference.
How do I make beef stew gluten free?
To make a gluten free beef stew, all you have to do is substitute seasoned all-purpose flour for tapioca or your favorite gluten-free flour. You don’t need much, so this will not affect the taste and texture. I have personally done it with tapioca flour and it works really well.
Slow Cooker Beef Stew:
I usually add potatoes to the stew itself but I’ve been seeing a lot of stews served over mashed potatoes and I wanted to try it out.
Easy Whipped Potatoes
I whipped my potatoes in my mixer with the rest of the cream I had (maybe 1/4 cup, if that) dumped some pre-minced garlic in (a lot) and dumped some parmesan cheese flakes in with it as well, along with parsley. They were probably the best potatoes I have made (and I don’t care for potatoes) and naturally, I didn’t write or measure out anything. That’s usually how it works, I will create something phenomenal and have no idea what I did.
Ingredients Needed for Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Red Wine
- Stew meat
- Flour (ap flour or gluten-free)
- Salt and pepper
- Red wine
- Beef broth (I love better than bullion)
- Herbs: bay leaf, rosemary, thyme
- Tomato paste
- Cooked garlic mashed potatoes
Beef Stew Recipes
I have a couple more beef stew recipes here on The Bewitchin’ Kitchen that you may enjoy!
- Gluten Free Instant Pot Beef Stew
- Crockpot Beef Stew
Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cabernet Merlot
- 1 lb stew meat
- 2 tbsps flour or tapioca flour for gluten free
- Sprinkle of sea salt and pepper
- 1/2 bottle of cabernet merlot or whatever red wine you have on hand
- 4 carrots peels and sliced
- 2 celery diced
- 1 large onion diced
- 1 cup beef broth
- 1 large bay leaf
- 2-3 tsps rosemary & thyme each
- 1 6 oz can tomato paste
- Optional: cooked garlic mashed potatoes
- In a slow cooker at your meat, salt and pepper and flour. Stir to ensure meat is coated.
- Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
- When it's done, serve over garlic mashed potatoes.
What’s your favorite fall comfort food?
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