Quick and easy, this is a very hearty stew, in truth, a meal in itself. Serve with warm crusty French Bread, if desired.

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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Combine meat and flour in a large plastic food storage bag and toss to coat evenly.

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  • In a 6 quart saucepan brown meat in hot vegetable oil. Season with salt and pepper, if desired.

  • Add diced tomatoes, beef broth, carrots, potatoes and thyme. Bring to boil; reduce heat to medium-low, cover; and simmer for 1 hour or until beef is tender.

  • Blend in mustard and serve.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

342.6 calories; 18.7 g protein; 20 g carbohydrates; 57 mg cholesterol; 490.7 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2005
Great stew served with cornbread! The mustard is awesome! Here's what I did: 2 lbs beef stew meat, 3 tblsp flour, 2 tlbsp olive oil, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can beef broth, 1/2 cup good red wine, 4 chopped carrots, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 cup mini onions, 2 cubed potatoes, 3/4 tsp dried thyme, 1 tlbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, 2 tlbsp Dijon mustard, pinch of basil, salt/pepper to taste. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2010
Once again I am reading reviews looking for something to cook for dinner and all these reviews add extra ingredients. How am I suppose to know if the recipe has a good rating if everyone keeps adding things to the recipe? Make the recipe as is and rate it. That's the right thing to do. I am not making this because I don't have time to scroll down and read all the ingredients everyone threw in and even if I did I couldn't afford it! If you can't rate a recipes "as is" then say nothing. I am moving on to find something else to cook tonight. GEEZE Louise! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2005
Great stew served with cornbread! The mustard is awesome! Here's what I did: 2 lbs beef stew meat, 3 tblsp flour, 2 tlbsp olive oil, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can beef broth, 1/2 cup good red wine, 4 chopped carrots, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 cup mini onions, 2 cubed potatoes, 3/4 tsp dried thyme, 1 tlbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, 2 tlbsp Dijon mustard, pinch of basil, salt/pepper to taste. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/26/2005
Great stew served with cornbread! The mustard is awesome! Here's what I did: 2 lbs beef stew meat, 3 tblsp flour, 2 tlbsp olive oil, 1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can beef broth, 1/2 cup good red wine, 4 chopped carrots, 2 stalks celery, 1/2 cup mini onions, 2 cubed potatoes, 3/4 tsp dried thyme, 1 tlbsp sugar, 1/2 tsp minced garlic, 2 bay leaves, 2 tlbsp Dijon mustard, pinch of basil, salt/pepper to taste. Thanks for sharing! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/02/2007
WOW! This was wonderful! I pretty much followed the recipe exactly except: used only 1 can of the Italian tomatoes because I only had one. I put in an equal amount of White Zinfandel wine - used it to deglaze the pan after browning as someone else suggested. I added 2 TBSP of Worchestershire sauce because we like it. I did let the meat simmer for about an hour before adding the potatoes and carrots to ensure the meat was tender! It was DELICIOUS! This will definitely be a keeper and one that I prepare often. Plus, it is easy to prepare and takes little time except for the cooking! Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/27/2003
I am a novice cook. This stew was my first experience with beef. It was so easy even I had no problems with it! My husband loved it and I felt like queen of the world serving it. This domestic stuff is more fun that I thought it would be.:) Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/13/2010
Once again I am reading reviews looking for something to cook for dinner and all these reviews add extra ingredients. How am I suppose to know if the recipe has a good rating if everyone keeps adding things to the recipe? Make the recipe as is and rate it. That's the right thing to do. I am not making this because I don't have time to scroll down and read all the ingredients everyone threw in and even if I did I couldn't afford it! If you can't rate a recipes "as is" then say nothing. I am moving on to find something else to cook tonight. GEEZE Louise! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/15/2006
Very good! Does have a strong dijon flavor so if that's not for you you may want to cut way back. Like many reviewers I browned the meat first and put that along with everything else in the crockpot. I didn't make any changes except adding two garlic cloves and about 1/2 lb. of fresh green beans that needed to be used. Sadly I didn't realize I had no thyme until I was almost done making this. I bet it would be even better with thyme. The stew got nice and thick and I didn't have to add any extra flour. Was very flavorful too. My only complaint was that it was a little salty and I used reduced-sodium broth and added no extra salt. Next time I'd use one can of salt-free tomatoes. I bet the leftovers will be great! Served with french baguettes from this site. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/12/2004
Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm very satisfying! I added some mushrooms celery and a dash of Worchestshire sauce. Also used some onion soup mix and Italian seasoning and added a little less mustard. Thanks for a great recipe! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/24/2006
This is a great recipe. I've made it twice. The first time I added half an onion a few fresh sliced mushrooms and about half a cup of wine. The second time I made the recipe almost exactly as written. Unexpectedly I like the recipe as written much better. I thought both the flavor and the consistency was improved. Though the stew was excellent both ways. But I must have been using much tougher stew meat than the author because I had to simmer about two hours before it was tender enough to eat. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/22/2006
I used my instincts and added a few items and it was fantastic. I added 1 onion (sliced into thin rings) and 1/4 cup red wine. Then with 10 minutes from the end I added 1/2 cup frozen peas. Make sure to use Dijon - it matters. Excellent Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/26/2006
So wonderful! I made the following tweaks: omitted the thyme (didn't have any) added a chopped red onion and plenty of minced garlic. Also added a splash of worchestershire and a bit of red wine per other reviews. Served with warm biscuits for dipping - even better the next day. Thanks for the recipe! Read More
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