Whenever I serve this dish, the house smells fantastic. This dish is a hit among friends and family

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Are you looking for a comforting and hearty dish that will warm both your body and soul? Look no further than this Slow Cooker Thick & Chunky Beef Stew recipe. With tender chunks of beef, hearty vegetables, and a rich and flavorful broth, this stew is the ultimate comfort food for chilly nights. Whether you’re making it for a weeknight dinner or a cozy gathering with loved ones, this recipe is guaranteed to impress.
I vividly remember the first time I made this stew for my family during a particularly cold winter evening. As the aroma of savory beef and spices filled the kitchen, I could see the anticipation building on their faces. Once we sat down at the dinner table and took that first spoonful, all conversation ceased. We were mesmerized by the tender beef, the vibrant colors of the vegetables, and the rich, complex flavors that had developed over hours of slow cooking. That evening, our bellies were filled, and our hearts were warmed – it was a true testament to the power of a good homemade meal.
Slow Cooker Thick & Chunky Beef Stew:
Slow Cooker Thick & Chunky Beef Stew
1 pound lean cubed chuck beef at room temp
4 cups beef broth
1 cup red wine (optional)
3 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, sliced
1/2 cup roasted bell peppers, chopped
2 potatoes, peeled and diced
1 yellow onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
1 bay leaf
3 sprigs fresh thyme or 2 teaspoons dried thyme
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
Olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
1. Use a clean kitchen towel or paper towel to dry room temperature meat cubes. Sprinkle salt and pepper on all sides of the beef cubes. Spread some flour on a small plate and coat all sides of the beef cubes with the flour. Shake off any excess flour.
2. Place oil at the bottom of a large pot over medium heat. Put in a portion of the beef cubes, ensuring not to overcrowd the pan. Brown the beef cubes.
3. Combine the browned beef and all the other ingredients, along with the juices from the pot, in the slow cooker.
4. Cook on the low setting for 6 to 8 hours. Before serving, remove the bay leaf. Enjoy your meal!
With every spoonful of this Slow Cooker Thick & Chunky Beef Stew, you'll experience a delightful symphony of flavors and textures. The tender beef, the aromatic vegetables, and the robust broth will transport you to a place of warmth and contentment. So go ahead, save this recipe and make it for your loved ones – it's a guaranteed way to create lasting memories around the dinner table.
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