Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cabernet Merlot

What’s for dinner? Try this Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe. Simmered in beef broth and red wine for hours, this fall dinner is perfect to add to your slow cooker recipes. It’s hearty and comfort food at it’s finest.

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.

What’s for dinner? Try this Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe. Simmered in beef broth and red wine for hours, this fall dinner is perfect to add to your slow cooker recipes. It’s hearty and comfort food at it’s finest.

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’s for dinner? Try this Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe. Simmered in beef broth and red wine for hours, this fall dinner is perfect to add to your slow cooker recipes. It’s hearty and comfort food at it’s finest.

Slow Cooker Beef Stew:

What’s for dinner? Try this Slow Cooker Beef Stew recipe. Simmered in beef broth and red wine for hours, this fall dinner is perfect to add to your slow cooker recipes. It’s hearty and comfort food at it’s finest.

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.

 

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.

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Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cabernet Merlot

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb stew meat
  • 2 tbsps AP 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 6oz can of tomato paste
  • Optional: cooked garlic mashed potatoes

Directions:

  1. In a slow cooker at your meat, salt and pepper and flour. Stir to ensure meat is coated.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients, cover and cook on low for 8-10 hours.
  3. Optional:
  4. When it’s done, serve over garlic mashed potatoes.
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What’s your favorite fall comfort food?

Randa Derkson

I believe that the kitchen is the heart of the home. Whether it’s discussing your day, sharing the highlights of your trip, or just having quality time with a loved one; lives are brought together at the kitchen table.

13 comments on “Slow Cooker Beef Stew with Cabernet Merlot”

  1. Love stew! Will be making this when the cooler weather comes.

  2. This looks amazing! I have some beef in my freezer that would be perfect for this. Now to check the weather and see when the next cooler day will be to make it!

  3. What a wonderful recipe Randa, I love it! Perfect for the cool weather we are having now as well as a go to for the winter!

  4. that looks so good, I love comfort food in the fall!

  5. I am so going to make this! I think it’ll be the best Mabon dinner to celebrate the Fall.

  6. Looks yummy Randa! With back to school around the corner and the start of after school activities, I will be pulling out my slow cookers again a lot! Always welcome a good beef stew!

  7. I love making beef stew in the slow cooker and I agree that red wine is key!

  8. My favorite fall comfort food is macaroni and cheese. The beef stew looks delicious, I would never have thought to add wine to it. Thank you for sharing this recipe.

  9. Thank you for sharing this recipe 🙂 will definitely try this at home.

  10. Did you use dried or fresh herbs?

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