Slow Cooker Beef in Spicy Tomato Sauce

Ingredients

  • 3 pounds (1.44 kg) stewing beef, cubed
  • 1 large yellow onion, peeled and diced
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 3 garlic cloves, peeled and minced
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
  • 14 oz (420 ml) can chopped tomatoes, undrained
  • 3-4 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) beef stock
  • 1/2 cup (125 ml) dry red wine
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley

Method

Step 1

In a large nonstick skillet, heat the olive oil over medium-high heat. Add stewing beef and brown on all sides. Remove browned meat from the skillet and set aside.

Step 2

Add the onion and garlic to th skillet and saute until onion is osften.

Step 3

Add all ingredients to 6-quart (6 l) slow cooker. Stir well.

Step 4

Cover the pot and cook over low-heat setting for 7-8 hours or until beef and vegetable are tender.

Step 5

Turn off the slow cooker and open the lid. Discard the bay leaf. Stir well beef stew before serving. Serve over cooked rice.