i've made this a bunch of times now... it's always really yummy. i make it for special dinners though. (like today)
it's a recipe from a local store, so just substitute what you have at your store. mirepoix is just 8 ounces of finely minced onion, carrot and celery. ground tomatoes are a chunky puree.
Serves: 6 Active Time: 25 min Total Time: 4 hours 25 min
Wegmans Pan Searing Flour
2 lbs stew beef
4 Tbsp Wegmans Pure Olive Oil
1 pkg (8 oz) Food You Feel Good About Cleaned & Cut Mirepoix
1 bag (1-1/2 lb) Food You Feel Good About Baby White, Dutch or Red Potatoes, halved
1 cup red wine
1 can (28 oz) Italian Classics Crushed Tomatoes with Italian Herbs
1 can (28 oz) Italian Classics Coarse Ground Tomatoes
2 Tbsp fresh rosemary, chopped
1 cup Food You Feel Good About Beef Culinary Stock
1 pkg (16 oz) Food You Feel Good About Petite Sweet Peas & Pearl Onions, thawed
Salt and pepper to taste
Dust beef with pan-searing flour; pat off excess.
Heat oil in large braising pan on MEDIUM. Brown beef (1 lb at a time) on all sides, 8-10 min. Transfer beef to slow cooker.
Add mirepoix and potatoes to pan; cook, stirring, 3-4 min.
Add wine; stir to deglaze. Simmer to reduce by a third, 3-5 min. Transfer to slow cooker.
Add tomatoes, rosemary and beef broth. Cook on HIGH 4-6 hours or LOW 6-8 hours. Carefully remove cover to avoid steam. Stir in peas, onions; heat through. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
Recipe featured in Wegmans Menu Magazine, Fall 2003.
Nutrition Info: Each serving (2 cups) contains 450 calories, 43g carbohydrate (7g fiber), 31g protein, 14g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol and 770mg sodium.