If you're looking for a hearty and satisfying meal that's also good for you, look no further than this slow cooker stew. A beef, cabbage, and mushroom stew is loaded with flavor and "stick to your ribs" goodness.
Crock-Pot Beef Vegetable Stew
Perfectly seasoned and slow-cooked to perfection, this slow cooker beef stew is guaranteed to leave you feeling satisfied and full of energy. With tender cubes of beef, savory mushrooms, and a medley of fragrant spices, this dish is a feast for the senses.
A classic beef stew is paired with cabbage, a cruciferous vegetable that is high in fiber and low in calories, as well as carrots, which provide a natural dose of sweetness and nutrients, this dish is perfect for those following a paleo or keto diet.
Serve this alone or with a side of refreshing and creamy cucumber salad.
Serves: 6 Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 7 hrs
• 3 lbs beef chuck, cut into 1-inch cubes
• 1 medium onion, chopped
• 6 fresh shitake mushrooms
• 3 garlic cloves
• 1 can (14 oz.) chopped tomatoes or 3 fresh tomatoes, chopped
• 4 carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
• 3 cups beef or chicken stock
• 1 cup red wine
• ½ head cabbage, coarsely chopped
• Cooking fat
How to Make Slow Cooker Beef Stew
Cut the beef into cubes, then add lemon juice, salt, and black pepper to the meat. Toss to season.
In a skillet, melt cooking fat over medium heat. Add the beef cubes to the skillet and cook for 5 minutes, stirring regularly to brown all sides. Remove from the pan and place into your slow cooker.
Now, add more cooking fat and the cabbage. Cook this, stirring occasionally, until softened. Season with salt and black pepper to taste. Remove and add to the slow cooker.
Now, add in the last of the cooking fat to the pan. Add in the onions and mushrooms, and cook these for another 5 minutes. Add in the garlic and cook for 2 more minutes.
Pour these into the slow cooker with the beef and cabbage. Then, add in the wine, carrots, tomatoes, and both. Add salt and pepper if desired.
Cook this on low for 6 hours. Before serving, taste and add salt or pepper if needed.
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Slow Cooker Beef, Cabbage, and Mushroom Stew
- 3 lbs beef chuck cut into 1-inch cubes
- 1 medium onion chopped
- 6 fresh shitake mushrooms sliced
- 3 garlic cloves minced
- 14 oz diced tomatoes 1 can or 3 fresh chopped
- 4 carrots cut into 1-inch pieces
- 3 cups beef broth
- 1 cup red wine
- 4 cups cabbage coarsely chopped
- 5 tablespoon cooking fat
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Start by cutting the beef into bite-sized cubes. Then, combine the beef cubes with lemon juice, salt, and black pepper, giving it a good toss to evenly season.3 lbs beef chuck
- In a skillet, melt cooking fat over medium heat. Add the seasoned beef cubes and cook for about 5 minutes, stirring occasionally to achieve a nice browning on all sides. Once done, transfer the browned beef cubes from the skillet to your slow cooker.5 tablespoon cooking fat
- Next, in the same skillet, melt more cooking fat and add the cabbage. Cook, stirring occasionally, until the cabbage turns tender. Season with salt and black pepper to your liking. Once softened, remove the cabbage from the skillet and add it to the slow cooker.4 cups cabbage
- Using the remaining cooking fat, sauté the onions and mushrooms in the skillet for another 5 minutes. Add the garlic and continue cooking for an additional 2 minutes.1 medium onion, 6 fresh shitake mushrooms, 3 garlic cloves
- Transfer the cooked onions, mushrooms, and garlic to the slow cooker, combining them with the beef and cabbage. Add the carrots and diced tomatoes. Pour in the beef broth and the wine.14 oz diced tomatoes, 4 carrots, 3 cups beef broth, 1 cup red wine
- Let the mixture cook on low heat in the slow cooker for approximately 6 hours, allowing all the flavors to meld together beautifully. Before serving, taste and adjust the seasoning with salt or pepper if needed.Salt and black pepper
- Use beef stew meat or cut a chuck roast into 1" cubes. You can also ask your butcher to prepare stew meat for you from any roast.
- For a different flavor, replace the beef with pork shoulder.
- Add fresh or dried herbs such as rosemary, thyme, oregano, or basil if desired.