Slow Cooker Beef Stew
In a large bowl, toss beef with flour, 1/2 tsp salt and the pepper. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a large stainless skillet over medium-high. Add half the beef and brown, 4 minutes. Remove to a 5-quart slow cooker. Repeat with remaining oil and beef and transfer second batch to slow cooker. Reduce heat under skillet to medium and add mushrooms and wine. Cook 1 minute, scraping up brown bits.Advertisement
Stir skillet contents plus potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, 3/4 tsp salt and 1 cup water into slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH for 6 hours or LOW for 8 1/2 hours.
Speed swap: Trade your slow cooker for an Instant Pot. Prepare first step of recipe. Add beef to pot along with tomatoes, water and 3/4 tsp salt. Pressure cook on HIGH for 20 minutes. Open and add potatoes and carrots. Reseal and cook 5 minutes.