Beef Stew With Tomato Sauce in a Crock-Pot or Slow Cooker


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0:13 make a beef stew with tomato sauce for

0:15 you today and traditional twist on an

0:18 old favorite recipe we're going to start

0:20 with a basic moi

0:21 which is our onions carrots and celery

0:23 we're going to saute those to get them

0:25 brown and nice and flavorful by

0:26 caramelizing them so I'm just going to

0:28 do a rough chop on my celery about a

0:30 half-inch thick

0:32 works well the beef stew is kind of

0:35 rustic so I don't want it too uniform

0:37 then I'm going to take some of my onion

0:39 same thing about a half-inch thick that

0:42 looks nice okay I'm going to do my baby

0:44 carrots whole but I'm going to saute all

0:46 this first in my pan to get it nice and

0:48 caramelized okay we're going to add in a

0:51 little olive oil now that our pan is hot

0:53 and we'll add in our onions and our

0:56 celery that's going to come nice and

0:57 brown I'm going to add just a little bit

1:00 of salt and pepper I like to use a low

1:02 sodium salt like oceans flavors

1:04 something that is less sodium a little

1:05 bit healthier playa as you can see you

1:07 it's already starting to caramelize

1:08 right here on the bottom that's what

1:10 we're looking for we're going to add in

1:12 the carrots we're going to let that

1:14 Brown for maybe three minutes just to

1:18 get those onions nice and opaque or

1:20 translucent look at that starting to

1:22 look really good

1:23 well that Browns I'm going to dice up

1:26 some garlic to add into that I've got

1:28 about four cloves of garlic just going

1:30 to smash them down and then dice them up

1:33 again I want a rough cut not too small

1:35 in uniform you notice that they move my

1:37 knife around I'm not keeping it straight

1:39 so that they're all different size cuts

1:41 different shapes then I'm going to go

1:44 ahead and add that in going to give it a

1:45 stir look at that that's exactly what we

1:48 want to happen see all those brown bits

1:50 that's called the font that's forming on

1:52 the bottom of the pan that's going to

1:54 add all kinds of flavor to our beef stew

1:56 okay next we're going to do our beef or

1:59 our stew meat so I've got about a pound

2:02 a pound and a half of stew meat right

2:04 here and you're going to chop it up into

2:06 bite-sized pieces so that it's easy to

2:09 eat when you serve it and very important

2:11 that when you cut it you want to cut it

2:13 across

2:14 the grain so the grains going this way

2:15 and I'm cutting it this way so that the

2:17 meat is very tender when it cooks it

2:19 helps tenderize the meat okay I've got

2:22 about a pound a pound and a half of stew

2:23 meat here to that I'm going to add about

2:26 two tablespoons three tablespoons of

2:28 flour and maybe a Thor a half a

2:31 tablespoon salt and pepper I'm going to

2:33 mix that together to coat my meat evenly

2:35 that's going to give it a nice brown

2:37 texture when I add it into my pan add a

2:39 touch more oil keep it from sticking

2:41 then I'm going to add this right into

2:43 the center don't worry about that flour

2:45 because that extra flour is going to

2:47 help to thicken our beef stew now we're

2:51 going to brown that to get a nice brown

2:53 texture on our meat then we're going to

2:56 combine all this ingredients with our

2:58 seasoning into our slow cooker and get

3:00 our beef stew started as you can see our

3:02 meats get nice and brown and I'm going

3:04 to move it aside for a minute because I

3:05 want you to see the font forming that

3:08 fun right there is what we're going to

3:10 deglaze off the pan and that's going to

3:12 add all that rich flavor little browning

3:14 occurring on on meat that's what we

3:16 wanted for flavor going to add in about

3:18 a half a cup quarter of a cup of our

3:20 beef stock and if you look closely

3:22 you'll notice the brown font and

3:24 starting to deglaze off the pan it's

3:26 going to release from the pan from the

3:27 steam and it's going to form sort of a

3:30 gravy right there that's going to be the

3:32 basis of our beef stew right there now

3:35 we're going to add this into our stock

3:37 pot we're going to add two tablespoons

3:39 of oil then our diced potato I've got a

3:42 potato diced up about one inch or half

3:45 inch cubes then I'm going to add in some

3:47 seasonings now I'm going to keep my

3:48 rosemary whole because I want to be able

3:51 to pull it out later in my time as well

3:53 that way it'll add the seasoning but I

3:55 won't have the herbs or the sticks in

3:58 there I'm going to add in a couple of

3:59 bay leaves and then lastly about a

4:02 teaspoon of thyme our beef stock of four

4:05 cups that's already looking good in

4:07 there and to that we're going to add our

4:10 beef and our vegetables and you can see

4:13 all that brown gravy kind of formed in

4:16 there that's going to add all that

4:18 flavor we were talking about all that

4:19 brown flavor that's in there you can see

4:22 our caramelized onions right in here

4:23 it's all that sweetness and the sugar

4:26 that came out of the onions

4:27 add that deep rich onion flavor I'm

4:29 going to add in the tomato sauce to give

4:32 this traditional dish a new Flair but a

4:35 cup cup and a half depending on your

4:37 flavor taste we're going to mix that in

4:40 it's going to give a nice deep rich red

4:42 color in a lot of flavor to our beef

4:45 stew then let that cook for about four

4:47 to six hours serve it up with some

4:49 hearty bread maybe some noodles it's

4:54 going to be just perfect

4:55 our beef stew with tomato sauce is

4:57 finished I'm going to go ahead and plate

4:59 it up it's a great dish on one of those

5:02 cold fall days that rich tomato sauce

5:06 flavor I'm going to finish that with

5:08 just a sprig of parsley in there that's

5:11 the perfect slow-cooked beef stew with

5:14 tomato sauce i'm chef rick tarantino

5:16 remember serve this dish with your

5:18 friends and family and have lots of fun

5:20 keep cooking

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