• 5 slices bacon (finely chopped)
  • 3 pounds boneless beef chuck (cut to 1 inch cubes)
  • 1 cup cooking wine
  • 2 cups chicken broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 3 garlic cloves (finely chopped)
  • 2 tablespoons thyme (finely chopped)
  • 5 medium carrots (sliced)
  • 1 pound baby potatoes (I used tri color)
  • 8 ounces fresh mushrooms (sliced)
  • chopped parsley (fresh, for garnish)
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NutritionView more



Calories270Calories from Fat110
Total Fat12g18%
Saturated Fat3.5g18%
Trans Fat
Calories from Fat110
Total Carbohydrate30g10%
Dietary Fiber5g20%
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


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Gross. I would have given it 0 stars if I could
Very delisious. Great for the winter time
So yummy! I added some capsicum to the slow cooker. Added rosemary salt and lots of pepper to the beef before browning it. Also added 2 bay leaves. This was absolutely a winner.
Cath 5 Jun
That was absolutely delicious
KEVIN 28 May
Fantastic. Searing the beef chunks I think is key to keeping in the moisture. Also.. I have had trouble with slow cooker beef chunks not drying out so I got the chunk strips instead of the packaged cubes.! I think that was a difference maker. Meal was great!
Jim 30 Mar
This will be the 3rd time. it is great.
Julie 28 Mar
I've had better beef stews. Suggest to put thyme in to taste 2 tbsp way too much!!
This was edible but we wont make it again. the tomatoes with beef made it acidic and gave it a tanginess that i dont like with stew. I tried this for something new but will go back to my old beef stew recipe.
Siegel 12 Mar
It was tender and it had flavor, but my family wasn't too thrilled. Not bad, but I think I will skip making it again.
Yum...I would make again. I used cab red wine and added 1/4 cup more than directed and added 10 pearl onions
Shitface 10 Mar
Ended up a little overcooked but i think thats my slow cooker being to hot on low
Delish. I used a Syrah for the wine. I also quartered the mushrooms. Great flavor. I wouldn't change a thing and will make it again! It was a big hit with everyone!
Awesome. Perfect with a glass of red and fresh bread on a cold night.
Absolutely delicious, but quite salty. I didn't salt the meat, so the bacon must have added a lot more salt than anticipated. Used portobello mushrooms instead of button mushrooms. Will make again, probably with half the bacon to reduce the saltiness.
Brenda 27 Feb
So flavorful! Usually my slow cooker recipes aren’t great but this was perfect! Will definitely make this again :-)
Angel R. 13 Feb
Turned out pretty well. I used ground beef instead and still tasted good.
Darren 4 Feb
Easy to do, set and forget, Didn’t change anything from the recipe and it was a winner with the family. Will cook this again
Melissa 19 Oct 2017
Delicious- meat was super tender. My daughter whom does not like stew said it was the best stew yet!👍🏻
Amanda M. 17 Oct 2017
Turned out great. I cooked it for 6.5 hrs on high and the meat was tender and perfect. I added some Worcestershire Sauce and a few bay leaves at the start, and served over homemade Yorkshire puddings (a little unconventional, maybe, but a delicious combo).
R 9 Oct 2017
Delicious, was precisely what you would want out of a beef stew. Thick, rich and tender. Do-over for sure!
Michael F. 9 Jan 2017
This is a great meal for dinner in the middle of winter. The preparation was easy and the slow cooker did the rest of the work.
Janet R. 8 Jan 2017
Delicious! Its the bomb! Made it last week and i'm making it for tonight. Its a little on the salty side because of the bacon and Soy Sauce, I will take Steph"s advice and take the bacon out next time. Love, Love, Love this.
Tiffany S. 7 Jan 2017
Yes, yes, yes! This is so warm and comforting. The broth with the bacon and wine tasted so rich and flavorful. It did take awhile to chop up and prep all the veggies but the end result is completely worth it.
Steph 12 Dec 2016
I have never used cooking wine for beef stews, but after trying this recipe...I won't leave it out. The wine adds so much richness to the meat and broth. I did leave the bacon out to control the saltiness, I didn't miss it. Will definitely be using this recipe again and again.