Portuguese Spiced Beef Stew

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READY IN: 8hrs 35mins
Recipe by ratherbeswimmin

Also known as soupas. Rustic, hearty and an unusual but delicious spiced flavor.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Heat the olive oil in a large non-stick skillet over medium-high heat.
  2. Add in the beef (may need to do this in batches), cook until meat is browned, stirring frequently.
  3. Transfer beef to 4 quart slow-cooker; season with salt and pepper.
  4. Add a little more oil to the skillet (if needed) and saute the onions for 4 minutes or until softened.
  5. Add in the garlic and saute 1 minute.
  6. Add in the red wine, tomato paste, pickling spices, and bay leaf.
  7. Let simmer and scrape up the browned bits from the bottom of the skillet as you stir.
  8. Remove skillet from heat; stir in tomatoes with juice.
  9. Pour mixture into slow cooker.
  10. Cover and cook on low 6-7 hours.
  11. Skin any fat from surface of stew.
  12. To serve: put bread chunks into individual serving bowls; pour stew over bread and let stand for 5 minutes.
  13. Sprinkle with fresh mint if desired and serve.

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