– MEAT – 2 tablespoons olive oil – 1.5 pounds beef stewing meat in chunks – VEGETABLES – 1 large onion chopped – 4 large carrots peeled ends trimmed and cut into chunks – 4 large celery sticks trimmed and thickly sliced – 1/2 teaspoon dried rosemary – 1/2 teaspoon dried sage – SAUCE – 1 cup dry red wine – 2 cups tomato sauce I used San Marzano tomatoes puréed (you can use a fork to break them up or pulse in food processor) – 1 sprig fresh rosemary – 2 bay leaves – 1-2 teaspoons salt – Black pepper to taste
Cook time: 8 hours
Can you put raw beef in a slow cooker? You can put raw beef in a slow cooker, but it will not cook as evenly that way. It is better to brown the beef first in a pan on the stovetop before adding it to the slow cooker. This will help it to cook more evenly and prevent it from drying out.
How can I make my beef stew more flavorful? There are a few things you can do to make your beef stew more flavorful. One is to brown the beef before adding it to the stew. This will give it a richer flavor. Another is to add some aromatic vegetables such as onions, garlic, and carrots to the mix. Finally, don’t forget to season your stew with salt and pepper to taste.
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