Recipes and Cooking Country Italian Beef 4.3 (24) 1 Review Fennel and parsnips are an appealing change of pace from celery and carrots in this bold-flavored beef stew recipe. By BHG Test Kitchen BHG Test Kitchen The Better Homes & Gardens Test Kitchen has been in continuous operation for nearly 100 years, developing and testing practical, reliable recipes that readers can enjoy at home. The Test Kitchen team includes culinary specialists, food stylists, registered and licensed nutritionists, and other experts with Bachelor of Science degrees in food science, food and nutrition, or culinary arts. Together, the team tests more than 2,500 recipes, produces more than 2,500 food images, and creates more than 1,000 food videos each year in the state-of-the-art test kitchen. Learn about BHG's Editorial Process Published on June 14, 2011 Print Rate It Share Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: Peter Krumhardt Prep Time: 25 mins Cook Time: 8 hrs Total Time: 8 hrs 25 mins Servings: 6 Jump to Nutrition Facts Ingredients 2 pound boneless beef chuck roast 8 ounce tiny new potatoes, halved or quartered 2 medium carrots or parsnips, peeled and cut into 1- to 2-inch pieces 1 large onion, chopped (1 cup) 1 medium fennel bulb, trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch-thick wedges 1 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed 1 14 ounce can beef broth 1 cup dry red wine or beef broth 1 6 ounce can tomato paste 2 tablespoon quick-cooking tapioca ½ teaspoon ground black pepper 4 cloves garlic, minced 1 - 2 cup basil leaves, spinach leaves, or torn fresh escarole Directions Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 2-inch pieces. Set aside. In a 4- to 5-quart slow cooker, combine potatoes, carrots or parsnips, onion, and fennel. Add meat; sprinkle with rosemary. In a medium bowl, whisk together broth, wine, tomato paste, tapioca, pepper, and garlic. Pour over mixture in cooker. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours. Just before serving, stir in basil. Makes 6 to 8 servings. Rate it Print Nutrition Facts (per serving) 336 Calories 6g Fat 28g Carbs 36g Protein Show Full Nutrition Label Hide Full Nutrition Label Nutrition Facts Servings Per Recipe 6 Calories 336 % Daily Value * Total Fat 6g 8% Saturated Fat 2g 10% Cholesterol 89mg 30% Sodium 647mg 28% Total Carbohydrate 28g 10% Protein 36g *The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.