Browned beef chuck results in a rich braise. If your slow cooker insert can't go on the stovetop, brown the beef in a heavy-bottomed pot and add the tomatoes, cognac and herbs, scraping well to release the stuck brown bits on the bottom, before transferring to the insert.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
Beef Provencal
Total:
8 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy
Total:
8 hr 30 min
Active:
30 min
Yield:
6 to 8 servings
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Heat a large skillet or a 5 1/2- to 6-quart stovetop-safe slow cooker insert over medium-high heat. Sprinkle the meat generously with salt and pepper. Add the oil to the insert and sear the meat, turning as each side turns a deep mahogany color, 8 to 10 minutes. Add the carrots to the slow cooker and then transfer the meat on top. Scatter the garlic, fennel and onions around the meat.

Crush the tomatoes through your fingers into the slow cooker, and then stir in their juices, 3 tablespoons of the cognac, the herbes de Provence and 2 teaspoons salt. Whisk the flour and chicken broth together, and then add to the cooker. Cover the cooker, set it on low and cook until the meat and vegetables are very tender, about 8 hours.

Transfer the meat to a cutting board. Skim any excess fat off the top of the sauce in the cooker. Stir the remaining 1 tablespoon cognac, the parsley, tomato tapenade and orange zest into the vegetables and sauce in the slow cooker. Season with salt and pepper.

Arrange the vegetables around the meat and spoon some sauce over the top. Serve with hot buttered egg noodles. Pass the remaining sauce.

More from:

Slow-Cooker Meals

IDEAS YOU'LL LOVE

Provencal French Beans

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beef Bourguignon

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beef Enchiladas

Recipe courtesy of Michelle LeBleu

Beer-Braised Beef

Recipe courtesy of Nancy Fuller

Beef Short Ribs

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beef Stew

Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen

The Ultimate Beef Stew

Recipe courtesy of Tyler Florence

Rich Beef Barley Soup

Recipe courtesy of Ina Garten

Beef Brisket

Recipe courtesy of Butch Lupinetti

Craveworthy Eats 3 Videos

Crave-Worthy Egg Sandwich 03:24

Claire puts her own spin on a bacon, egg and cheese breakfast sandwich.

Browse Reviews By Keyword

          On TV

          The Pioneer Woman

          9:30am | 8:30c

          Cupcake Wars

          10am | 9c

          Cupcake Wars

          11am | 10c

          Cupcake Wars

          12pm | 11c

          The Pioneer Woman

          1:30pm | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30pm | 1:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          3:30pm | 2:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          4:30pm | 3:30c

          Chopped

          5pm | 4c

          Chopped

          6pm | 5c

          Chopped

          7pm | 6c

          Chopped

          8pm | 7c

          Chopped

          9pm | 8c
          On Tonight
          On Tonight

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10pm | 9c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          10:30pm | 9:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          11:30pm | 10:30c

          Chopped

          12am | 11c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          1:30am | 12:30c

          Beat Bobby Flay

          2:30am | 1:30c

          Chopped

          3am | 2c

          Mystery Diners

          4:30am | 3:30c

          Get Cooking