We enjoyed this very much. I eliminated the carrots simply because I did not have any on hand. I know the carrot would have been delicious in this stew. I used beef broth. The gravy was perfect and needed no additional thickening. I served with mashed potatoes. Thanks so much for, bmcnichol, a delightful supper that was very easy to prepare!
Got this from TOH 's slow cooker contest. Great recipe. The easiest and best tasting beef burgundy I have tried. Wonderful over egg noodles and the tapioca gives it a beautiful rich glazed look. I added minced garlic and Worcestershire sauce and a pinch of sugar. Garnished with fresh minced parley-a keeper.
I made one addition (a potato, because DH insisted) and one omission (the tapioca, because I didn't think that it needed it). The flavor is deep and rich with the broth choice and a simple, hearth stew is so welcome after all of the Christmas excess. I served it in a bowl with a whole wheat bun. DH is raving and proclaiming it to be the best stew that he has had is ages. A recipe that gets that kind of reaction from my DH and is this easy had to be top marks. OH! I skipped the added salt also. I'm sure that this is a keeper.