Slow-Cooker Country French Beef Stew

Slow-Cooker Country French Beef Stew

  • 25 Minutes Prep7 Hours 55 Minutes Total
  • 12 Servings
  • 270 Calories per Serving
Go hearty and rustic on a chilly day with this country stew of veggies and chunks of beef in a red wine broth. Ladle it over noodles straight from the slow cooker.

Ingredient List

  • 6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
  • 1 boneless beef chuck roast (3 lb), trimmed of fat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, cut into 1/2-inch wedges
  • 3 cups ready-to-serve baby-cut carrots
  • 1 cup red Zinfandel wine or nonalcoholic red wine
  • 3/4 cup Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 3 tablespoons Gold Medal™ all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (8 oz) sliced fresh mushrooms (3 cups)
  • 1/2 cup julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes (not oil-packed)
  • Hot cooked egg noodles, if desired
  • Chopped fresh parsley or basil leaves, if desired


  1. Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In 12-inch nonstick skillet, cook bacon over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, until crisp. Place bacon in cooker. Discard all but 1 tablespoon bacon fat in skillet. Cook beef in bacon fat 2 to 3 minutes, stirring occasionally, until brown. Stir onion into beef. Cook 1 minute, stirring occasionally. Spoon mixture into cooker.
  2. Stir carrots, wine, broth, flour, basil, thyme, salt, pepper and canned diced tomatoes into mixture in cooker.
  3. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 8 hours.
  4. Stir in mushrooms and sun-dried tomatoes. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 20 to 30 minutes longer or until sun-dried tomatoes are tender. Serve beef mixture over noodles; sprinkle with parsley.


  • Use beef broth instead of the wine if you prefer.
  • To save time, use beef stew meat instead of cutting the beef roast into pieces.
  • If you can't find the julienne-cut sun-dried tomatoes, cut your whole ones with a kitchen scissors.

Nutrition Information

Daily Values (Amount per serving)

Total Fat 15g 24%, Saturated Fat 6g 28%, Cholesterol 70mg 23%, Sodium 430mg 18%, Potassium 650mg 19%, Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%, Dietary Fiber 2g 8%, Vitamin A 100%, Vitamin C 6%, Calcium 4%, Iron 20%, Vitamin D 10%, Vitamin E 4%, Thiamin 10%, Riboflavin 20%, Niacin 25%, Vitamin B6 20%, Folic Acid 6%, Vitamin B12 40%, Pantothenic Acid 6%, Phosphorus 25%, Magnesium 8%, Zinc 35%, Selenium 45%, Copper 10%, Manganese 8%

Other Nutrients (Amount per serving)

Calories 270, Calories from Fat 140, Trans Fat 1/2g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 1g, Soluble Fiber 0g, Insoluble Fiber 1g, Sugars 4g, Protein 25g, Beta-Carotene 170%, Omega-3 0g, Carbohydrate Choice 1/2, Starch 0, Fruit 0, Other Carbohydrate 0, Skim Milk 0, Low-Fat Milk 0, Milk 0, Vegetable 1, Very Lean Meat 0, Lean Meat 3 1/2, Medium-Fat Meat 0, High-Fat Meat 0, Fat 1, Fruits 0c, Vegetables 3/4c, Grains 0oz-eq, Meat & Beans 3oz-eq, Dairy 0c, Fats & Oils 0tsp