Slow Cooker Tuscan Beef Stew Recipe -
Slow Cooker Tuscan Beef Stew Recipe
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Slow Cooker Tuscan Beef Stew

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"Beef simmers with tomatoes, red wine, cannellini beans and Italian seasoning for a Mediterranean-inspired stew."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    15 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs

    8 hrs 15 mins


  1. Stir the soup, broth, wine, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, tomatoes, carrots and beef in a 3 1/2-quart slow cooker.
  2. Cover and cook on LOW for 8 to 9 hours* or until the beef is fork-tender.
  3. Stir in the beans. Turn the heat to HIGH. Cook for 10 minutes or until the mixture is hot.
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  • * Or on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 15, 2009

This was delicious! I am really surprised that more people did not use the beans, they were great! I love potatoes but I did not miss them! I dusted my stew meat in 1/4 cup of seasoned flour and browned it in olive oil first. I added some things-chopped onion, celery, sliced fresh mushrooms, 6 minced garlic cloves, instead of the powder, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, seasoned salt, Emeril's Essence, and a bay leaf. I used beef consomme instead of the broth, and Great Northern beans. I added in some fresh minced parsley when I added the beans. If you think the stew is too soupy, the flouring/browning the meat will help thicken it and also when adding the beans, take out a quarter of them and mash them before adding to the crock pot and it will thicken it nicely. I served this with crusty sourdough rolls. I will love to make this again! The broth/gravy is wonderful!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jul 12, 2010

Bland & Boring. Followed the directions to a tee and it wasn't anything special. Added kosher salt and cayenne pepper to make it edible. Won't make again.

Nov 25, 2008

This was great! I substituted Campbell's condensed onion soup for the beef broth to add more flavor. I also omitted the cannelini beans this time, as I served over noodles. The beans will be great, however, especially for a hearty stew on a cold, winter day! Try this recipe--you won't be disappointed.

Nov 26, 2008

This was delicious! Perfect for a cold night in. I couldn't find canneloni, and so I used Great Northern Beans, and I also added water where it called for wine (my husband doesn't like the taste of wine in food), but it was wonderful!

May 10, 2010

I *loved* this stew. I made a few changes that were suggested by other people and a couple of my own... About an hour before it was finished, I checked on it and the broth seemed a little too thin for me, so I mashed about half of one of the cans of beans and added them to the stew. This helped a lot. I also browned the meat with flour a little as suggested before adding it to the slow cooker, which also helped... In addition, I added about 4-5 medium sized potatoes to it. The mix of beans and potatoes was perfect... I also used fresh garlic as opposed to the powder and threw in some other seasonings that I tend to like in things like this. I added celery, carrots and onions as well. I used a little water instead of the wine... And instead of cut stew meat, I instead got a whole beef roast and put it in... When it was done, I used a fork to pull it apart. I preferred it over meat chunks usually used in stews; The juices from the roast gave the broth a better taste and the meat itself was delicious in the stew. It was delicious served over buttered biscuits.. Since this was made for a family of two, I had a ton leftover. I put it in containers and froze it for later. This recipe is definitely saved for later.

Jan 27, 2009

Very Good! The only thing I might do different next time is use only 1 can beans and throw in some potatoes. I really missed potatoes in my beef stew. But this was fabulous even when going by the recipe.

Jan 22, 2009

Great recipe!! I used chicken stock instead of beef because it is msg-free and I substituted a few potatoes for a can of beans. My family loved it, even my toddler and preschooler at it all!!!

Dec 14, 2009

Great recipe - The first time I followed the directionseryone enjoyed but felt somehing was missing. Since then I've made this several times and have modified to add potatoes and celery, increased the dried italian seasoning to 1 tblsp, 1/2 tblspn of onion powder and pepper - Highly recommneded ! - with the additions above I would rate 5 stars ! !


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  • Calories
  • 500 kcal
  • 25%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 26.9 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 100 mg
  • 33%
  • Fat
  • 24.9 g
  • 38%
  • Fiber
  • 5.9 g
  • 24%
  • Protein
  • 36 g
  • 72%
  • Sodium
  • 878 mg
  • 35%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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