Provencal Beef Slow Cooker Stew
uncooked lean beef round
16 oz, cut into 1-inch cubes (London Broil)
1 spray(s), (5 one-second sprays per serving)
1 small, chopped
2 cup(s), sliced
2 clove(s), medium, minced
2 large, sliced (about 1 cup)
canned pinto beans
15 oz, drained and rinsed
canned beef broth
canned crushed tomatoes
14½ oz, (about [1 1/2 cups] cups)
½ tsp, crushed
¼ tsp, crushed
2 Tbsp, or 2 whole sprigs, for garnish (optional)
- Place beef in a 5L (5-quart) slow cooker. Coat a 30-cm (12-inch) nonstick skillet with cooking spray. Add onion, mushrooms and garlic. Sauté over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add to slow cooker. Add carrots.
- Place half of beans in slow cooker. Place remaining beans in blender. Add 125ml (1/2 cup) of broth to blender and puree. Add mixture to slow cooker. Add remaining broth, tomatoes, oregano, dried thyme, salt and pepper.
- Cover and cook on high setting of slow cooker for 6 to 7 hours. Garnish with fresh thyme. Yields about 500ml (2 cups) per serving.