Slow-cooker chocolate beef stew
Uncooked lean trimmed boneless chuck steak
3 pound(s), cut into 2-inch pieces
8 fl oz, dry variety
Unsalted beef stock
2 large, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
7 medium, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
3 medium, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch pieces
60-69% dark chocolate
1 oz, chopped
Unsweetened cocoa powder
2 clove(s), medium, finely chopped
2 tsp(s), chopped
- Coat medium nonstick skillet with nonstick spray and heat over medium-high. Working in batches, cook beef, turning occasionally, until browned, about 5 minutes per batch. Return all beef to skillet and sprinkle with flour. Stir until beef is coated. Add wine and cook, stirring occasionally and scraping bottom of pan to loosen browned bits, until wine is reduced by half, about 5 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker. Stir in 1/4 cup water and all remaining ingredients.
- Cook stew until beef and vegetables are tender, about 4 hours on High or 7 to 8 hours on Low.
- Serving size: 1 1/2 cups