This is a truly classic meal: Slow Cooker Chunky Beef and Potato Stew. Cooked on low for 6 to 8 hours, this delicious meal can be done while you\'re at work so it\'s going to be ready for you when you get home. Or if you want to avoid the stress of being at home in time, you can use you slow cooker overnight. Either way, this hearty and healthy dish will fill you up after a day of work.
Slow Cooker Thick & Chunky Beef Stew Recipe
1 pound of lean chuck beef, diced
3 celery stalks, sliced
3 large carrots, cut into thick rounds
2 medium potatoes (any variety), peeled and chopped into bite-sized pieces
1/2 cup of roasted bell peppers
1 chopped medium yellow onion
2 peeled garlic cloves
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs of fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons of dried thyme
1/4 cup of white whole wheat flour or all-purpose flour
2 tablespoons of olive oil (divided)
1/2 teaspoon of kosher or sea salt
3/4 teaspoon of black pepper (divided)
4 cups (1 quart) of low-sodium beef broth
1 cup of red wine (optional: vegetable or chicken broth)
1/4 cup of chopped flat parsley (optional for garnish)
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