Tuscan Beef Stew

Tuscan Beef Stew

3 reviews, 4 star(s). 67% would make again

Ready in 8 hours

From Heather McPherson ~~at; The Orlando Sentinel


2 tablespoons pickling spice; (see note)
2 tablespoons flour; divided
2 pounds beef stew cubes; trimmed 1-inch
4 carrots; cut into 1/2-inch slices
1 medium onion; cut into wedges
1 teaspoon garlic powder, dried rosemary and salt
2 14.5-oz can diced tomatoes with juice
1 cup dry red wine or low-sodium beef broth
1 tablespoon Water

Original recipe makes 8



1. Place pickling spice in the center of a piece of cheesecloth or a coffee filter. Tie tightly with a long piece of string; set aside.

2. Add beef to 4-quart or larger slow cooker; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon flour and toss to coat. Add carrots, onion, garlic powder, rosemary, salt, tomatoes with juice and wine or broth; mix together. Add pickling spice bundle (with string hanging out of cooker); cover. Cook on low 7 hours.

3. Remove pickling spice bundle. Thicken stew by mixing remaining flour with 1 tablespoon water in a small bowl until smooth. Stir in several tablespoons of hot liquid from stew, then stir flour mixture into stew. Cook and stir 2 to 3 minutes or until stew thickens slightly, and serve.


Recipe note: Look for pickling spices with the other spices.

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It isn't your typical beef stew. The wine, tomatoes, and pickling spice make it somewhat sweet and aromatic. It wasn't particularly my cup of tea, but I think that's my tastes, not the recipe. I'd recommend giving it a try.
dakotarussell 4y ago

stacyah1 6y ago

Recipe note: Look for pickling spices with the other spices. [I posted this recipe.]
InTheSky74 6y ago

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