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Winter Warm-Up Beef Simmer


6 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces

1 medium (1 cup) onion, chopped

3 pounds beef chuck roast, trimmed, cut into 2 1/2-inch pieces

1/2 cup chopped fresh parsley

1/2 cup apple juice

1/2 cup beef broth

1 can (6-ounce) tomato paste

2 bay leaves

1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh garlic

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1/2 teaspoon dried thyme leaves

4 medium red potatoes, halved

3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces

2 medium onions, halved

1 (8-ounce) package fresh mushrooms, halved

How to make

  1. STEP 1

    Place bacon, chopped onions and beef roast pieces in 4-quart saucepan. Cook over medium-high heat, stirring occasionally, 8-10 minutes or until bacon and beef are browned. Stir in parsley, apple juice, broth, tomato paste, bay leaves, garlic, salt, pepper and thyme.

  2. STEP 2

    Place potatoes, carrots, onions and mushrooms in 4- to 5-quart slow cooker; add meat mixture. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8-10 hours, or High heat setting 4-5 hours or until meat is fork tender. Remove bay leaves; stir mixture before serving.

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