I have a confession to make.
My nose is SO STOPPED UP that I can’t taste a darn thing. Which is very disappointing to a foodie like me 🙁 Blah. So I ate this meal (and the next one I’m going to post), but I can’t give you an accurate grade on how good it was! I will say that what I could taste was a little ‘boozy’. My friend Sam made the same recipe and she submitted a similar comment, so I’m going to roll with that. If you are not into wine flavors, go for 1c beef broth and 1/2 cup red wine (I used merlot).
But you can’t beat the ease of this dish! It ended up only serving 4 servings (and a little one for the baby), which was fine. I will definitely make it again when my sense of smell/taste has recovered!
Beef in Red Wine Gravy
Yield: 6 servings (but in my opinion it’s more like 4!)
Source: Better Homes and Gardens Slow Cooker Meals
1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
2 medium onions, cut up
2 beef bouillon cubes or 1 envelope (1/2 of 2-ounce package) onion soup mix
3 tablespoons cornstarch
Ground black pepper
1-1/2 cups dry red wine
Hot cooked noodles (optional)
1. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine beef stew meat and onions. Add bouillon cubes or dry onion soup mix. Sprinkle cornstarch, salt, and pepper over beef and onions. Pour red wine over beef mixture in cooker.
2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours.
3. If desired, serve over hot cooked noodles. Makes 6 servings.
Calories 211, Total Fat (g) 4, Saturated Fat (g) 1, Cholesterol (mg) 67, Sodium (mg) 430, Carbohydrate (g) 8, Fiber (g) 0, Protein (g) 24