Found this recipe as one of the top recipes of the year in Cooking Light Magazine so I saved it. I had to buy a slow cooker to make it. It was delicious. I definitely would make it again. It had different flavors than a regular beef stew.
Provençal Beef Daube
Photo: Nina Choi; Styling: Lisa Lee
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7 Hours, 19 Minutes
Amount per serving
- Calories: 360
- Fat: 22.5g
- Saturated fat: 8g
- Monounsaturated fat: 10.6g
- Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
- Protein: 30.2g
- Carbohydrate: 7.8g
- Fiber: 2.2g
- Cholesterol: 94mg
- Iron: 3.5mg
- Sodium: 516mg
- Calcium: 53mg
- 2 pounds boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into chunks
- 1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
- 6 garlic cloves, minced
- 1/2 cup boiling water
- 1/2 ounce dried porcini mushrooms
- 3/4 teaspoon salt, divided
- Cooking spray
- 1/2 cup red wine
- 1/4 cup fat-free, lower-sodium beef broth
- 1/3 cup pitted niçoise olives
- 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
- 2 large carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1 large onion, peeled and chopped
- 1 celery stalk, thinly sliced
- 1 (15-ounce) can whole tomatoes, drained and crushed
- 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
- 3 flat-leaf parsley sprigs
- 3 thyme sprigs
- 1 bay leaf
- 1 (1-inch) strip orange rind
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon cornstarch
- 1 1/2 tablespoons chopped fresh flat-leaf parsley leaves
- 1 1/2 teaspoons chopped fresh thyme
- 1. Combine first 3 ingredients in a large zip-top plastic bag. Seal and marinate at room temperature 30 minutes, turning bag occasionally.
- 2. Combine 1/2 cup boiling water and mushrooms; cover and let stand 30 minutes. Drain through a sieve over a bowl, reserving mushrooms and 1/4 cup soaking liquid. Chop mushrooms.
- 3. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat. Sprinkle beef mixture with 1/4 teaspoon salt. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add half of beef mixture to pan; sauté 5 minutes, turning to brown on all sides. Place browned beef mixture in a 6-quart electric slow cooker. Repeat procedure with cooking spray and remaining beef mixture. Add wine and broth to skillet; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Pour wine mixture into slow cooker. Add mushrooms, reserved 1/4 cup soaking liquid, remaining 1/2 teaspoon salt, olives, and next 5 ingredients (through tomatoes). Place peppercorns, parsley sprigs, thyme sprigs, bay leaf, and orange rind on a double layer of cheesecloth. Gather edges of cheesecloth together; secure with twine. Add cheesecloth bundle to slow cooker. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender. Discard the cheesecloth bundle.
- 4. Combine 1 tablespoon water and cornstarch in a small bowl, stirring until smooth. Add cornstarch mixture to slow cooker; cook 20 minutes or until slightly thick, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle with chopped parsley and chopped thyme.
- 3 More Ways with Dried Porcini Mushrooms
- 1. Rehydrate mushrooms with boiling water; use soaking liquid and mushrooms to flavor risotto.
- 2. Enrich soups and stews with soaking liquid and mushrooms.
- 3. Use soaking liquid and mushrooms as the base for pasta sauce.
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