As many others have said, the sauce was a bit on the runny side and could have used a few spices. Since I made this just for 2, I was able add to it for leftovers—twice. First leftovers, I simply added a little more broth, but I also thickened and added garlic salt. The final meal was taco meat, chili powder and cumin gave the tender meat good flavor.
The meat was very tender, but not very tasty. Even adding salt and pepper didn't do much to improve it.
The roast was fork tender! I did cook it for 6-1/2 Hours instead of 6 and added 3 cloves of garlic. With 2 hours left, I added 1-1/2 lbs of yukon potatoes cut into 2" pieces, 1 C of carrot sticks, 1 medium onion, diced, and 1/2 lb of mushrooms. I omitted the bay leaf but did add some thyme for the last hour.
Made this for dinner today and the sauce was superb. I used a merlot. My hubby said it is definitely a keeper.
Easy to make but it was missing something in the flavor. I heated up some of the sauce with cornstarch/water to thicken it to more of a gravy since the sauce was thinner then I expected.
To Sandy, Ranch dressing mix adds to any gravy or sauce. I got a chili recipe that a country singer shared - using two packs of taco sauce and one of ranch dressing mix. OMG - it has been my best chili ever. I can't wait to try this beef recipe tomorrow. Yum
Good flavor, brought for a potluck... Seemed a little soupier than I anticipated. Next time I will add some flour or potatoes to thicken up the broth for more of a beef with red wine sauce stew.
Excellent flavor and super easy
The whole family loves this dish, even my stepdaughter who is a very picky eater. Great rich flavor. Be sure to use a good red wine for this.
I enjoyed this dish a bunch and tried a different way of making it by substituting it with a dark beer, such as Guinness.
The beef was a huge hit with my guests. They were practically licking the crock pot clean! It was so easy to pretty much just throw everything in the pot, and it made the apartment smell great all afternoon. I will definitely make it again.
Not as good as I had hoped. It was easy to prepare, and had a good flavor, but the meat was not very tender.
This was easy to prepare, and very tasty.
Needs more flavor. Might substitute the water in the gravy mix with less beef broth. Noodles and beef combo is good though.
I used 3 pounds of stew beef. About the same price per pound and saved the time of cutting up the roast. Check the size on gravy mix package, I bought two .87 sized envelopes to equal the l.6 suggested in the recipe. No need to add additional spices, great flavor as-is. Terrific busy day supper for family and friends. Will definitely keep this one.
This was similar in taste to Beef Stroganoff, but the wine definitely added depth to the flavor (and fewer calories without the sour cream!). I liked that I didn't have to brown the meat beforehand...and it turned out tender and juicy.
This recipe is so easy and delicious. I only used 3/4 cup red wine and the flavor was excellent. I served it over rice in pasta bowls and it was perfect. I agreed with the other reviews that the sauce was the tiniest bit thin, but then again, it's a "sauce" and not a "gravy". My husband asked that it be added to the regular rotation, and since it's so easy and yummy, I am happy to oblige!
Who in their right mind would put ranch dressing on beef and noodles? Yuk!!!
Not bad but probably will not make it again. For this type of recipe, "Beef Daube Provencal" from Cooking Light remains our favorite. This one requires less work, but we did not think the flavor was as good.