Slow Cooker Balsamic Beef Stew
Ingredients (6-8 servings) 1 1/2 lbs of beef stew meat, cubed 1/4 cup flour 1/2 tsp salt 1/2 tsp black pepper 1/2 tsp paprika 1...
Ingredients (6-8 servings)
- 1 1/2 lbs of beef stew meat, cubed
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1/2 tsp black pepper
- 1/2 tsp paprika
- 1 lb potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces
- 2 stalks celery, chopped
- 1/2 lb of carrots, peeled & cut into 1/4 inch slices
- 3-4 cloves of garlic minced
- 8oz can of tomato sauce
- 1 cup water
- 2 1/2 cups beef broth
- 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
- 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar (for the balsamic reduction)
- 2 bay leaves
InstructionsFor the balsamic reduction
Pour the 1/2 cup of balsamic vinegar in a small saucepan and heat it over medium heat. Bring the vinegar to a boil. Turn down the heat so that boil reduces to a simmer. Stir occasionally and allow to simmer until the vinegar has reduced by at least half- about 1/4 cup. Set aside and allow to cool slightly.
While the balsamic reduction is cooling, place the cubed stew meat in a large bowl. Add the flour, salt, pepper, & paprika to the meat and toss to coat well. Heat a tbsp of olive oil in a large skillet and brown the beef cubes.
Spray the inside of your slow cooker with cooking spray. Add the celery, carrots, and garlic to the slow cooker. Dump in the browned meat.See more: