Wednesday, March 27, 2013
CROCKPOT SMOKED PAPRIKA BEEF STEW ~ for Type Os
1 cup spelt flour
2 tablespoons smoked paprika
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons olive oil
2-3 lbs chuck or beef stew meat cubed
1 large onion, diced
1 small can tomato paste
1 cup red wine
2 cups beef broth
4 medium sweet potatoes, cubed
4 carrots, peeled and chopped
1 bay leaf
Parsley (fresh or dried)
In a large bowl, mix the flour, paprika, salt and pepper. Add the beef cubes and toss to coat.
In the meantime, add some olive oil to a sauté pan and turn the heat up to medium or so. Add the coated beef, in batches, and brown on each side. Remove and set aside on a plate with a paper towel (to drain).
Add the onion and paste to the pan. Stir and cook for 4-6 minutes.
While that’s cooking, add the carrots, potatoes and beef to the slow cooker turning that to low (6 hours) or high (4 hours). Then add the onion/paste mixture.
Return the pan to the stove and add the wine and scrape up the bottom bits (de-glaze the pan). Cook for 2 minutes. Then pour over the top of the meat/veggies in the crock pot.
Add the additional broth and spices. Cover and cook.
Adjust spices and serve over rice or noodles… whichever you prefer. A good red wine and crusty bread will make this dinner perfect!
Adapted from recipe at: http://kneadtocook.com/smoked-paprika-beef-stew-in-the-crock-pot/