Beef Stew with Root vegetables

Many people enjoy stews in the fall when the autumn is cooler but I enjoy them all year round.  My main reason is because I can cook them in my crock pot. That saves me time and gives me a delicious stew as well. This beef stew with root vegetables is one of my favorite crock pot recipes.

Beef stew with Root Vegetables

Beef Stew With Root Vegetables – Slow Cooker

When I went out to get my harvest from my vegetable garden today, I notice that I had two rutabagas growing and one of them was huge.  So out them came, with the intention of ending up in this delicious recipe for Beef Stew with Root Vegetables.

I also dug up a few spring onions, some by the bulb, since I wanted that for the stew, and some by the “cut and come again method” that I use.

I had a nice piece of beef chuck and more root vegetables in my crisper so they all ended up in the stew.  Good quality red wine and beef stalk and some fresh thyme got added and I was all set.  It is cooking now and smells delicious.

rutabagasThese Rutabagas are so healthy looking!

spring onionsI have a ton of spring onions this year, so I am using them in place of normal onions for many dishes.

The recipe cooks all day and the color sort of combines.  It tastes delicious but you may want to garnish with some colorful veggies to serve to get a pop of color on the plate.

beef stew with root vegetables

Yield: 8 servings

Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

Beef Stew with Root Vegetables

This hearty beef stew combines root vegetables with fresh herbs and red wine for one great tasting meal.

Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 4 hours
Total Time 4 hours 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs chuck beef
  • 2 rutabagas, chopped into chunks
  • 2 leeks, chopped into 1' pieces
  • 3-4 carrots, chopped into bite sized pieces
  • 4 medium sized potatoes, chopped into chunks
  • 3 stalks celery, diced
  • 4 large spring onions, diced
  • 2 tbsp Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 tbsp of fresh thyme
  • 1 cup red wine *see tip at bottom of post
  • 2 cups beef stock
  • 1/2 tsp Kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp garlic salt
  • crushed pepper to taste
  • Colorful veggies to garnish.

Instructions

Method

  1. Combine the flour, salt, pepper, garlic salt and thyme. Coat the meat well with the mix.
  2. Meanwhile, chop up all the vegetables and place into the bottom of a large slow cooker.
  3. Pour over 3/4 cup of the red wine and beef stock and place the piece of chuck steak on the top of the vegetables. Pour the remaining wine. Season with salt and pepper and cover.
  4. Cook for 6-8 hours on high.
  5. /2 hour before serving. Remove the meat. Cut into pieces if desired. Stir the vegetables.
  6. If the sauce is not thick, combine 2 tbsp arrowroot with 1/2 cup of water and add to the vegetables. Put the meat back, cover and reduce heat to low and finish cooking for the last 1/2 hour.
  7. Serve with a salad and warm garlic bread or biscuits.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

8

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 406 Total Fat: 12g Saturated Fat: 4g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 8g Cholesterol: 112mg Sodium: 474mg Carbohydrates: 30g Fiber: 4g Sugar: 5g Protein: 42g
Nutritional information is approximate due to natural variation in ingredients and the cook-at-home nature of our meals.
 

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