Red Wine Beef Stew

Yes! You know you want a bite….
The ingredients you’ll need!

Gather up these easy ingredients and make this delicious Red wine beef stew. It cooks itself and it is so worth it! Here is what you need.



  • 3 garlic cloves finely chopped 5 slices bacon finely chopped
  • 3 lbs. boneless beef chuck cut into cubes
  • 1 cup Holland House red cooking wine
  • 2 cups beef broth
  • 1/2 cup tomato sauce
  • 1/4 cup soy sauce
  • 2 Tablespoons thyme finely chopped
  • 2 rosemary sprigs
  • 4-5 sage leaves, or dry sage
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 5 medium Carrots sliced
  • 1 pound potatoes, cut into chunks
  • fresh chopped parsley for garnish



1. In a large skillet cook bacon over medium high heat until crisp. Put bacon in slow cooker with half of the chopped onion. Save the bacon “fat” to sear the meat next.

2. Season the beef chuck with thyme, sage, salt and pepper. Use the Salt and pepper the beef and add to the skillet and sear on each side for 2-3 minutes. Transfer beef to the slow cooker.

3. To the same frying pan, add the other half of the chopped onion and sear gently.

4. Add the red wine to the skillet scraping down the brown bits on the side. Allow it to simmer and reduce and slowly add tomato sauce, and soy sauce.

5. Add a cup of beef broth and simmer for a few minutes. Transfer the sauce to the slow cooker.

6. Add garlic, thyme, rosemary, carrots, potatoes to the Crock-Pot slow cooker. Give it a good stir with the remaining broth and cook on low until beef is tender for 8-10 hours or high for 6-8 hours. Garnish with fresh parsley and serve.

Don’t forget to keep it colorful!!!

Holland House cooking wines are amazing!
I fell in love with my Crock-Pot all over again!

Spoiler alert: This is absolutely delicious after 6-8 hours but it is even better the day after as it reaches all the depths of flavor overnight – not to self, make enough, because it is unlikely you’ll have leftovers!

In case you do, it will keep good for up to a week in the fridge or months in the freezer!

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  1. Caroline Kottak says:

    This looks totally amazing, just got it all together in the crockpot.
    Regarding the “sage” – it isn’t included in the list of ingredients, however, it is listed within the recipe in seasoning the beef.
    The other question…. regarding the beef broth, i assume I am supposed to add the 2nd cup of beef broth to the crockpot once I get everything in it??
    I hope so, that is what I did.

  2. Caroline Kottak says:

    OMG!!! This is sooo very good!!!
    Thanks so much for the recipe!!!
    Can’t wait for my fam to get home & eat.

  3. Sharon says:

    Hi Ana! Just made your amazing orzo soup! Now I’m prepping the stew for tomorrow. Can red table wine be substituted?

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