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Provençal beef slow cooker stew

2 - 4
PersonalPoints™ per serving
Total Time
6 hr 40 min
Prep
10 min
Cook
6 hr 30 min
Serves
6
Difficulty
Moderate
We added puréed beans to this dish. The result? A robust, hearty stew with a rich, thick texture.

Ingredients

Calorie controlled cooking spray

5 spray(s)

Beef stewing steak, lean, raw

450 g, cut into cubes

Onion(s)

1 small, chopped

Mushrooms

300 g, sliced

Garlic

2 clove(s), crushed

Carrots, raw

2 medium, sliced

Pinto Beans, cooked

400 g, can, drained and rinsed

Vegetable stock cube(s)

1 cube(s), 350ml stock

Tinned Tomatoes

1 can(s), large

Salt

½ teaspoons

Oregano, Dried

½ teaspoons, level

Thyme, Dried

¼ teaspoons, level, dried

Black pepper

¼ teaspoons

Thyme, Fresh

6 sprig(s), to garnish

Instructions

  1. Place the beef in a slow cooker. Mist a nonstick frying pan with cooking spray. Add the onion, mushrooms and garlic. Sauté over medium-high heat 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add to the slow cooker with the carrots.
  2. Place half of the beans in the slow cooker. Put the remaining beans in a blender. Add ⅓ of stock to blender and purée. Add mixture to slow cooker. Add the remaining stock, tomatoes, oregano, dried thyme, salt and pepper.
  3. Cover and cook on the High setting of slow cooker for 6 to 7 hours. Garnish with fresh thyme.