SLOW COOKER MEDITERRANEAN BEEF STEW
*3 tbsp all-purpose flour
*2 tbsp garlic powder
*Salt and freshly ground pepper
*1½ lb beef chuck roast, fat-trimmed, and cut into cubes
*1 red onion, cut into large pieces
*2 garlic cloves, chopped
*4-5 large rainbow carrots, cut into large pieces
*6 potatoes, cut into large pieces
*1 cup red wine
*2 cups vegetable broth
*1 cup fresh grated tomatoes
*4-5 springs fresh thyme
*2 scallions, chopped
*2 tbsp fresh parsley, chopped
Mix the flour and garlic powder together.
Pat the meat dry and season with salt and pepper. Dredge the meat into the flour mixture to coat.
In a large skillet, heat 2 tbsp olive oil. Brown the meat for about 3-4 minutes on each side. Remove from heat.
Place the browned meat in the bottom of your slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients.
Stir with a wooden spoon.
Cover and cook on high for 5 hours. Serve the beef stew with homemade fresh bread.