Learn how to make beef stew in your slow cooker--and take the flavor and nutrition to the next level at the same time--with this beef borscht recipe. This classic beef stew recipe gets an earthy, slightly sweet touch from two cups of beets.
In a large skillet brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil; drain off fat. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker combine beets, potatoes, tomatoes, carrots, onion, garlic, and bay leaf. Add meat to cooker.
In a large bowl combine broth, tomato paste, vinegar, brown sugar, salt, dill, and pepper. Pour over all.
Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 4 1/2 hours. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in cabbage. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more.
Discard bay leaf. If desired, serve with sour cream.