Slow-Cooked Beef in Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Peas

Slow-Cooked Beef in Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Peas

Slow-Cooked Beef in Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Peas

How about a tender slow cooked beef that is braised in tomato sauce? And is made in the slow cooker! Nothing beats dinner that’s already cooked at the end of a busy day! This dish is a bowl of pure comfort food loaded with flavor and the recipe couldn’t be easier!

Slow-Cooked Beef in Tomato Sauce with Spinach and Peas

  • Servings: 6
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:

For the crockpot:

  • 2 lb beef stew meat like beef chuck, fat trimmed
  • 1 cup onion, diced
  • 1 cup carrots, diced
  • 4 cloves garlic, smashed from skins and roughly chopped
  • 1 tablespoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/2 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 can 28 ounces whole peeled tomatoes, crushed with a wooden spoon
  • 1/4 cup red wine
  • Juice of 1 orange
  • Pinch white sugar

Add at the end:

  • 2.5 oz spinach (half of 5 oz box)
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil or parsley (or both), chopped

Directions:

  1. Place all ingredients in the crockpot. Cover and cook on high for 6 hours or low for 8 hours. Remove bay leaf.
  2. Remove the meat from the cooking pot and shred with two forks (discard excess fat as you shredded).
  3. Place about 1/2 of the sauce in a blender. Pulse gently until semi-smooth. Add back to the pot and stir to combine.
  4. Add shredded meat back into a slow cooker.
  5. Stir in the spinach, peas and basil/parsley. Turn the heat off and let it sit for a bit before serving.
  6. Serve over pasta (your choice: regular, GF, quinoa, etc). Top with a little bit of Parmesan cheese. Enjoy immediately😀

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