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Garlic Lover’s Beef Stew

Wine gives a mellow flavor to this beef and carrot stew. We like to serve it over mashed potatoes, but you could also use noodles. —Alissa Brown, Fort Washington, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 30 min. Cook: 8 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 pounds), cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 1-1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarsely ground pepper
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 cup dry red wine or reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 6 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh rosemary or 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 2 bay leaves
  • Dash ground cloves
  • Hot mashed potatoes


  • Sprinkle beef with salt, pepper and flour; toss to coat.
  • In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef in batches. Remove with a slotted spoon. Reduce heat to medium. Add garlic; cook and stir 1 minute.
  • Add wine to skillet, stirring to loosen browned bits from pan. Transfer to a 5- or 6-qt. slow cooker. Stir in tomatoes, broth, carrots, onions, tomato paste, rosemary, thyme, bay leaves, cloves and beef.
  • Cook, covered, on low 8-10 hours or until beef is tender. Remove bay leaves. Serve with mashed potatoes.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 330 calories, 16g fat (5g saturated fat), 89mg cholesterol, 586mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 29g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 fat.

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  • xenazoe
    Oct 25, 2017

    I made this recipe as written and it was delicious! Perfect cold weather food which my family enjoyed. Easy to make with great flavors. I will definitely make this again

  • dilbert098
    Nov 13, 2016

    Everyone enjoyed this recipe! I used spaghetti sauce instead of tomatoes (left the flour out). Very satisfying. Great comfort food.

  • angieact1
    Nov 6, 2014

    Everyone loved this, expeically me. I love garlic! Thanks!

  • Sewbeit1234
    Mar 21, 2014

    Made this tonight and it was wonderful!! Used baby carrots because that's what I had. Never know what "12 cloves of garlic" means in teaspoons due to every head being different. I put browned beef right into slow cooker as everything gets stirred together anyways. I like more colour so 30 minutes before it was done I added some frozen peas and corn together with left over seasoned flour from browning beef. Thanks Alissa.