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FITori fave recipe | Crockpot Beef Stew

This is a new favorite. I have a bowl beside me now while I write this post!  I have gone back for seconds and thirds of this every time I start!

Sorry for the slacking on posting these last few days. We’ve been getting  LOT done in the kitchen….almost done!  And, I’ve been studying for an exam that started 2 minutes ago!  Only a month left of my Masters! So close I can taste it!

Check out the recipe….


  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 lb rump roast, cut in 1″ cubes
  • 2 cups hearty red wine
  • 1/2 tbsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1 cup onion, chopped
  • 1 cup carrots, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • 1 tsp cayenne pepper
  • I will add more veggies [incl carrots] next time!


  • In a saucepan:
  • Over medium heat, add olive oil and braise the beef until browned on all sides.
  • Remove beef to the slowcooker and pour in 1/2 cup of red wine to deglaze the pan.
  • Once all the beef bits have been lifted from the pan, pour contents into a slow cooker.
  • In a slow cooker:
  • Add salt, pepper, onion, carrots, garlic, stock, remaining wine (in recipe), bay leaf, thyme and cayenne.
  • Cover and set temperature to low.  Let cook for about 8 hours.
  • Lift the lid and allow the liquid to cook down a bit.  You will need to sample the juices and season with salt and pepper to taste, before serving.

Nutrition Facts (Serves 14 to 16)  |  Ready in 8 hours 30 minutes

  • 202 calories  |   11 g fat  |  3 g carbs  |  17 g protein

source: |  March 2007

Chelsea McCown - This looks delicious! My in-laws are in town next week, and I think I will be making this 😀 (and freezing the leftovers if it serves 14-16!!)

sandi - we make a recipe similar to this…but without the wine so i’ll have to add it next time. we put celery and potatoes from the garden in ours also. My hubby eats his over homemade cornbread too. i use pre-cut stew meat which i think is similar to what you did just without the added work or cutting it up.

tori - @ Sandi – I need to garden. It’s on my list of projects! I really want one and have a place ready for it!

@Chelsea – you’ll have to let me know how it goes! I thought it was AMAZING!

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