This classic French braised beef, red wine, and vegetable stew is simple and delicious. It stands above all of our other beef recipes because it offers the homey comfort and convenience of pot roast yet is versatile and sophisticated enough for entertaining. Garnish with chopped fresh thyme
Preheat oven to 300(F).
Heat olive oil in a small Dutch oven over low heat. Add garlic to pan; cook for 5 minutes or until garlic is fragrant, stirring occasionally. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon; set aside. Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef to pan. Sprinkle beef with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon black pepper. Cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef from pan. Add wine to pan, and bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Add garlic, beef, remaining 1 teaspoon salt, remaining 1/4 teaspoon pepper, carrot, and next 8 ingredients (through bay leaf) to pan; bring to a boil.
Cover and bake at 300(F) for 2 1/2 hours or until beef is tender. Discard bay leaf. Serve over noodles. Garnish with chopped fresh thyme, if desired.
Note: To make in a slow cooker, prepare through Step 2. Place beef mixture in an electric slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 5 hours.
Wine note: This satisfying beef stew deserves a rich, earthy, and soulful wine--one with a soft, thick texture. I love the complexity and juiciness of the Kuleto Estate Syrah 2004 from Napa Valley, California ($45), which elevates this stew into a princely dinner. --Karen MacNeil
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|Serving Size: 1 Serving (2322g)|
|Recipe Makes: 6 Servings|
|Calories from Fat: 259 (20%)|
|Amt Per Serving||% DV|
|Total Fat 28.8g||38 %|
|Saturated Fat 11.5g||58 %|
|Monounsaturated Fat 12g|
|Polyunsanturated Fat 1.4g|
|Cholesterol 107.4mg||33 %|
|Sodium 241.4mg||8 %|
|Potassium 3694mg||97 %|
|Total Carbohydrate 200.3g||59 %|
|Dietary Fiber 36g||144 %|
|Sugars, other 164.3g|
|Protein 49.8g||71 %|
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Calories per serving: 1265
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