Beef Daube Provençal

Here's a good winter slow-cooker meal for ya. The beef gets cooked just perfectly. We both thought the stew itselft could've used a little more flavor though. Don't get me wrong, it was really good, just needed a little something extra. You wouldn't think it with 12 whole cloves of garlic! I still think it's a worthy recipe - we'll likely try it again and just tinker with the spices. If anyone gives it a try and finds the perfect combo, let us know! Modified from Cooking Light - serves 5-6.


  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 12 garlic cloves, crushed
  • 1 (2-pound) boneless chuck roast, trimmed and cut into 2-inch cubes
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, divided
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper, divided
  • 1 cup red wine
  • 2 cups chopped carrot
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup less-sodium beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon tomato paste
  • 1 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 1 teaspoon dried fresh thyme
  • Dash of ground cloves
  • 1 (14 1/2-ounce) can diced tomatoes
  • 1 bay leaf
  • 3 cups cooked medium egg noodles (about 4 cups uncooked noodles)


  1. Heat oil in a small Dutch oven over low heat. Add garlic; cook 5 minutes or until garlic is fragrant, stirring occasionally. Remove garlic with a slotted spoon, and set aside. 
  2. Increase heat to medium-high. Add beef to pan; sprinkle with 1/2 teaspoon salt and 1/4 teaspoon pepper. Cook 5 minutes, browning on all sides. Remove beef and set in slow cooker. 
  3. Add wine to pan; bring to a boil, scraping pan to loosen browned bits. Pour into slow cooker.
  4. Add garlic, beef, 1 teaspoon salt, 1/4 teaspoon pepper, carrot, onion, broth, paste, rosemary, thyme, ground cloves, tomatoes and bay leaf to slow cooker.
  5. Cover and cook on high for 5 hours.
  6. Discard bay leaf and serve over noodles.


Mindy said...

This looks delicious! I've been wanting to make a stew (especially since we're in the middle of an ice storm here in Kentucky), but haven't seen anything that caught my fancy. This certainly does! What kinds of spice adjustments are you thinking of making?

Sam Hoffer / My Carolina Kitchen said...

Beef Daube is one of our all time favorite recipes from Provence. Your photo is fabulous.

Inspired by eRecipeCards said...

And here I have a roast in the freezer whispering to me late at night. this looks wonderful for a cold winter night meal!

Delicious Dishings said...

I'm surprised it needs more flavor. There's so many great herbs in there. I've been looking for a new slow cooker recipe. It sounds great to me!

♥peachkins♥ said...

This looks like a super tasty dish!

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Cakebrain said...

Perfect for this time of year!

Elpi said...

It's flavor and texture allow you to keep it warm for your guests. It's perfectly divine!

Cherine said...

I love this stew, and yours looks so comforting and delicious!

grace said...

rosemary and thyme might be my two favorite herbs, so even my fear of too much garlic could keep me from trying this. wonderful treatment of some beef, folks!

Tasty Trix said...

I've just started using a crock pot - it's oddly addicting! Iwonder if you use Marsala wine rather than regular red if that would impart more flavor? I am quite fond of using it!

Sasha said...

This looks incredible. Sorry to hear you were disappointed. Maybe this dish would benefit from a pinch of cayenne and some fresh herbs at the end? It's worth a try : )

Ivy said...

Although I am not the biggest fan of beef, the recipe sounds delicious.

Hornsfan said...

This looks terrific, funny that you mention it's a Cooking Light recipe, I love their stuff but lately have felt like a lot of it lacks seasoning, good base for a recipe though!

Heather S-G said...

It definitely looks fantastic! And yeah, I totally woulda thought the garlic would do it...but maybe just wrapped into a nice loaf of crusty bread...mmmmm! :D

katrina said...

It looks fantastic - just like a daube should look. Funny about your feeling it lacked something - I was about to say thyme, but there it was. Maybe it was the brand of meat? Lately I am so disappointed in chickens and hamburgers I've gotten in supermarkets!

aion account said...

The thought of dozen makes me think of the delicious garlic smell accompanied with thyme and rosemary- thats drooling already. Bookmarked this one for my cooking recipe for the season!

Esi said...

It does look good. I'm sure you can figure out a way to punch up the flavor.

The Cooking Photographer said...

Look at you guys! It's all fancy and professional over here. Will you still want to be friends with me when you go pro? J/k.



Velva said...

This stew rocks! Okay, so we add a little extra flavor , I can do that. This is a perfect Winter one pot meal.

Happy Holidays to you!


Juliana said...

Oh! This meal if sure looks and sounds delicious...very comforting, specially for the cold weather.

Bren said...

not a huge fan of slow cooking but it sure does look tasty and i know id clean that plate off!! ;)

lisa is cooking said...

Our weather has finally cooled off for a few days, and slow-cooker is sounding good. Hope you're having a great holiday season!

Gloria Baker said...

dears I adore soup specially like this!! Dears have a lovly and nice Christmas, wishing you the best!! gloria

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