This is a bold, in-your-face recipe. The wine scent will fill your home with anticipation! Serve over egg noodles.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
2 hrs 25 mins
total:
2 hrs 40 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over high heat; cook and stir onion in hot oil until browned, about 15 minutes. Add beef, garlic, ground black pepper, and cracked pepper to the hot oil; cook until stew meat is browned and garlic is golden, about 10 more minutes.

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  • Pour water, red wine, soy sauce, and Worcestershire sauce into a slow cooker and stir brown gravy mix and kosher salt into wine mixture until gravy mix dissolves; add beef mixture to slow cooker and stir to combine. Cook on High until mixture nearly comes to a boil, about 1 hour; reduce heat to Low and cook until beef is tender and sauce has thickened, 1 more hour.

Nutrition Facts

337 calories; protein 29.3g 59% DV; carbohydrates 10.3g 3% DV; fat 16g 25% DV; cholesterol 79.8mg 27% DV; sodium 1259.4mg 50% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (9)

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Rating: 4 stars
03/17/2013
I did this in the crockpot, so I only added 1 cup of water plus the cup of wine. Hooray for a no 'cream of yuck' soup recipe! I wanted our sauce thick (that doesn't happen in the crockpot) and I added a nice flour/cornstarch/butter mixture over medium heat, and then put it back in the crockpot to keep warm and get the starch taste out. I also added about 6 ounces of mushrooms, just because I had them. Only used 2 tbsp each of worchestershire sauce and soy sauce. Omitted salt and only used 3/4 tsp total of pepper. I figured with the gravy mixture there would be salt enough without a full 1/2 cup of sodium filled soy and worchestershire. As for wine...I used a nice tempranillo. Definitely something we will enjoy around here more often! Read More
(14)
12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 5
  • 4 star values: 7
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2013
I did this in the crockpot, so I only added 1 cup of water plus the cup of wine. Hooray for a no 'cream of yuck' soup recipe! I wanted our sauce thick (that doesn't happen in the crockpot) and I added a nice flour/cornstarch/butter mixture over medium heat, and then put it back in the crockpot to keep warm and get the starch taste out. I also added about 6 ounces of mushrooms, just because I had them. Only used 2 tbsp each of worchestershire sauce and soy sauce. Omitted salt and only used 3/4 tsp total of pepper. I figured with the gravy mixture there would be salt enough without a full 1/2 cup of sodium filled soy and worchestershire. As for wine...I used a nice tempranillo. Definitely something we will enjoy around here more often! Read More
(14)
Rating: 4 stars
05/15/2013
My family enjoyed this. I followed the review of Arizona Desert Flower (thank you!) and made slight modifications. I did not brown my beef or sauté the onions (I didn't have the time nor do I really think it's necessary, in my opinion). I cut my beef tips (or stew beef) into very small bite-size pieces and threw them in the crockpot. I chopped a sweet onion and added it to the crockpot as well as three (3) 6-oz cans of mushrooms (would've preferred fresh, but canned was all I had on hand). Used 1 cup of warm water and added a 30% less sodium packet of brown gravy mix to it. To that mixture I added 1 cup of red cooking wine, the tablespoon of minced garlic, 2 T of worcestershire sauce and 2 T of low-sodium soy sauce. Combined it all thoroughly and poured it over the beef tips, onions and mushrooms (no need to mix). Added a small amount of freshly ground pepper and freshly ground sea salt to the top. I let it cook on low all day (9 hours). Just before serving, I used a sauce pan to make a roux of melted butter, flour and a bit of cornstartch to serve as a thickening agent. Added it to the crockpot, gave it a quick stir and let it rest another 15 minutes or so. I served this over egg noodles with Brussels sprouts. Thank you for sharing the recipe! Read More
(9)
Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2013
I followed the recipe closely except for the following I used low sodium soy sauce low sodium brown gravy mix did not add any additional salt and added green peppers. I found it to be rather watery and will next time follow the previous reviews with adding less water and thicken it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/02/2016
'My husband loved this he doesn't like anything. I used a shoulder roast for the beef. I cut it into pieces like stew meat. It was very tender. The only wine I had was Merlot so I used it. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
11/16/2016
Really liked this recipe. Glad there's leftovers. Will make this again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/07/2018
GLUTEN FREE VERSION- I follow the recipe but use gluten free soy and gluten free brown gravy packet and I add mushrooms. We love it and it s one of our staple meals!!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
10/05/2016
Made this on a cold rainy day in the crockpot my guys gave it a thumbs up when served over noodles as suggested. As noted by others it is a bit watery so in my case I simply added an additional packet of gravy mix and omitted the salt. Extended it a bit by adding mushrooms and sliced celery otherwise just as directed. It has a nice 'bite' to it thanks to the pepper and wine combo. Will make again. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
09/01/2018
This is an excellent recipe lots of flavor! A couple of simple changes: I made it in the crock pot without browning beforehand. I didn't have dry gravy mix so eliminated the water and used a cup of prepared 'au jus' from a jar. I used coarse ground pepper but not the cracked pepper as I suspected it would be too much for my family. I was right about that and will probably cut back from the 1 tsp of ground pepper next time. There WILL be a next time! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/27/2017
Since I wanted a thicker sauce but cooked it in a slow cooker I only used 1 cup of water. The sauce was still a little thin so I stirred 1 tablespoon of cornstarch in a tablespoon of water then added it to the slow cooker. The sauce thickened a bit. I also added a cup of sliced mushrooms. Overall it was a delicious recipe. Read More