Beef roast is flavored in a red wine sauce for this traditional French stew recipe. Use the slow cooker directions when you need a hearty, table-ready meal on busy nights.
Brown meat, chopped onion, and garlic in hot oil as above. In a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker layer mushrooms, carrot, and pearl onions. Omit the flour and butter or margarine. Sprinkle with 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca. Place meat mixture on top of vegetables. Add thyme, marjoram, salt, pepper, and bay leaves. Decrease wine to 1 1/4 cups and beef broth to 1/2 cup; pour over meat. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 10 to 12 hours or on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaves. Stir in bacon.