Saturday, January 9, 2010

3. Beef With Red Wine Sauce

From 2006 Southern Living Annual Recipes

Talk about winter comfort food! There's nothing like a delicious meal simmering in the crockpot on a cold day, making the house smell amazing.

This was similar in taste to Beef Stroganoff, but the wine definitely added depth to the flavor (and fewer calories without the sour cream!). I liked that I didn't have to brown the meat beforehand...and it turned out tender and juicy.

As I peered through the lid throughout the day, I was concerned that the sauce seemed really thin, but it thickened up nicely in the last hour of cooking.

3-pound boneless beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium onion, sliced (I omitted)
1 lb. fresh mushrooms, halved
1 (1.61-oz.) package brown gravy mix
1 (10.5-oz.) can beef broth
1 cup red wine
2 Tbsp. tomato paste

Place first three ingredients in a 6-quart slow cooker.

Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour evenly over beef and vegetables.

Cover and cook on high for six hours. Serve over hot cooked egg noodles or rice.

This post is part of Weekend Cooking, which is hosted by Beth Fish Reads.


Beth F said...

OMG this sounds like the perfect winter dish. And I like that it is fairly low fat. Hummm. I do believe I have a beef chuck in the freezer. I am definitely trying this one. Thanks so much!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

I read this in my Reader and then went to the freezer. I pulled out a beef roast to thaw overnight. It's going into the crockpot tomorrow. I'll let you know how it turns out.

mylastread said...

Looks like you just started blogging, nice meeting you!

bermudaonion said...

That sounds so good an easy, too!

Margot at Joyfully Retired said...

We ate the last of the leftovers today and it reminded me that I didn't tell you about this recipe. It was amazing. So delicious. Since there are only the two of us, it made quite a bit. But that was okay as we are good with leftovers. The meat was very tender and parts of it were in very small pieces. I honestly thought the combination of wine, beef broth, tomato paste and gravy was a little weird but it really worked. Thanks so much for sharing. Next time I'm making it for company.