Rustic Slow Cooker Stew Recipe Reviews - Allrecipes.com (Pg. 2)
Reviewed: Oct. 18, 2004
All the Burgandy at my store was in big ol' jugs, so I substituted Cabernet Sauvignon. I cooked the stew in the slow cooker on high for 4 hours, but thought it could have stood another hour or two to further tenderize the meat. After it was done cooking last night, I didn't think that the flavors married that well and all I could taste was wine and thyme. But a night in the frig mingled the flavors and evened out the thyme and wine flavors. Heated the whole thing up on the stove when I got home and added in the corn starch...yep, it needed more than what the recipe calls for. Always nice to have dinner ready (or almost so) right after work! One last comment...We ate half of the stew (froze the rest), and it fed 3 of us, which included 2 adults and a 3 year old. So I think that the serving size is off, or at least for how much this family eats. Anyway, thanks for the nice recipe; it'll probably be a winter staple for us.
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Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2004
I've never rated a recipe before, but couldn't pass this one up. Thought the stew was fantastic and my mother, who eats like a bird had two huge bowls! I didn't have thyme on hand and used Mrs. Dash instead and like the other raters had to use more cornstarch than called for to thicken. But can't wait to make it again!
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Reviewed: Oct. 17, 2004
I added seasoned salt also & it was still rather bland. It was too soupy after cooking on low for 6 hrs, I added more cornstarch and cooked on hi for another 1/2 hr longer
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Reviewed: Oct. 14, 2004
I made this on a very busy day. It went together quickly and the results were far beyond what I expected. I did toss the beef in flour with the salt and pepper and then browned it before putting in the crock pot. The sauce/gravy was delicious but not very thick so I considered this more a soupy type stew. Served with hot bread it was just a terrific meal. I took some to friends and they have called asking for the recipe. That says a lot!
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Reviewed: Oct. 11, 2004
I let it cook longer by a couple of hours and didn't think the wine was too much at all. The thyme though was a bit strong tasting for me. I would cut it down to maybe a 1/2 teaspoon. Also those trying this will probably want to add more corn starch if you want it thicker because two just didn't cut it. I just added more and it turned out fine.
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Reviewed: Oct. 10, 2004
I made this exactly how it said to. There was WAY too much wine and it needed a lot of thickening for my taste.
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