Slow-cooked dish with a je ne sais quoi
(NC) Cheat your way into preparing this savoury and hearty French classic with the help of a slow-cooker. Keep people guessing how many hours you’ve spent in the kitchen, slowly braising your meat so that it is brought to this tender, melt-in-the-mouth perfection. Your guests will be none the wiser. Bon appétit!
2 lbs (1000 g) lean, boneless stewing beef, cut into 1 inch (2 cm) cubes 1 lb (500 g) mini potatoes 4 cups (1 L) quartered mushrooms (about 3/4 lb/350 g) 2 cups (500 ml) sliced onions 1 cup (250 ml) water 2 cups (500 ml) dry red wine 1 pouch (42 g) Club House Slow Cookers Beef Stew Seasoning Mix 2 tsps (10 ml) McCormick Gourmet Smoked Paprika (optional) Place stewing beef and vegetables in slow cooker. In bowl, combine water, wine, seasoning mix and smoked paprika (if using). Pour over vegetables and meat. Toss to coat well. Cover. Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. For best results, do not remove cover during cooking. Stir before serving. www.newscanada.com