Homemade Beef Stew Recipe With Wild Mushrooms

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A hearty Beef Stew Recipe is sure to warm up any chilly day.

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  • 2 pounds stew beef, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried crushed thyme leaves
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 1/4 cup tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup dry red wine
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 pound red potatoes, 1 1/2-inch diameter, cut into quarters
  • 8 ounces assorted fresh mushrooms, such as shiitake, cremini and oyster, cut into quarters
  • 1 cup baby carrots
  • Fresh parsley, optional


  1. Place beef in 4 1/2- to 5 1/2-quart slow-cooker.
  2. In small bowl, combine flour, salt, pepper and thyme.
  3. Sprinkle over beef in slow-cooker, and toss to coat.
  4. In another small bowl, combine broth, tomato paste, wine and garlic; mix well.
  5. Pour over beef mixture. Add potatoes, mushrooms and carrots, and mix well.
  6. Cover and cook on high for 5 to 6 hours or on low for 8 to 9 hours, or until beef and vegetables are tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking).
  7. Stir well. Garnish with parsley, if desired, and serve hot. Yields 6 (1 1/2-cup) servings.