beef stew with red wine

Crockpot Beef Stew with Red Wine and Dumplings Recipe

Ah, a crockpot beef stew with red wine and dumplings – a classic dish that wraps you in warmth and comfort, perfect for a cozy evening! This recipe combines the rich, deep flavors of red wine with tender beef and fluffy dumplings, creating a harmonious blend of taste and texture. Here’s a straightforward yet scrumptious recipe for you:

For the Stew:

  • Beef Chuck (about 2 lbs, cut into 1-inch cubes)
  • Carrots (3, peeled and sliced)
  • Potatoes (2, peeled and cubed)
  • Onion (1, chopped)
  • Celery Stalks (2, chopped)
  • Garlic (3 cloves, minced)
  • Red Wine (1 cup, choose a full-bodied variety like Cabernet or Merlot)
  • Beef Broth (2 cups)
  • Tomato Paste (1 tablespoon)
  • Worcestershire Sauce (1 teaspoon)
  • Bay Leaves (2)
  • Thyme (1 teaspoon, dried)
  • Salt and Pepper (to taste)
  • Flour (2 tablespoons, for coating beef)

For the Dumplings:

  • All-Purpose Flour (1 cup)
  • Baking Powder (2 teaspoons)
  • Salt (½ teaspoon)
  • Butter (2 tablespoons, cold and cubed)
  • Milk (½ cup)


  1. Prepare the Beef:
    • Toss the beef cubes with flour, salt, and pepper.
    • In a skillet, brown the beef on all sides. Transfer to the crockpot.
  2. Add Vegetables and Liquids:
    • To the crockpot, add carrots, potatoes, onion, celery, garlic, red wine, beef broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, and thyme.
  3. Cook the Stew:
    • Cover and cook on low for 8 hours until the beef is tender.
  4. Make the Dumplings:
    • In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder, and salt.
    • Cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs.
    • Stir in milk to form a soft dough.
  5. Add Dumplings to Stew:
    • Drop spoonfuls of dumpling dough on top of the stew in the crockpot.
    • Cover and cook on high for an additional 30 minutes without lifting the lid, until the dumplings are cooked through.
  6. Serve:
    • Discard bay leaves.
    • Serve the stew hot, with dumplings on top.

This heartwarming stew, enriched with red wine and crowned with soft dumplings, is sure to be a hit. It’s a satisfying meal that combines simplicity with a touch of elegance.

Grocery List:

  • Beef Chuck (2 lbs)
  • Carrots (3)
  • Potatoes (2)
  • Onion (1)
  • Celery Stalks (2)
  • Garlic (3 cloves)
  • Red Wine (1 cup)
  • Beef Broth (2 cups)
  • Tomato Paste (1 tablespoon)
  • Worcestershire Sauce (1 teaspoon)
  • Bay Leaves (2)
  • Dried Thyme (1 teaspoon)
  • All-Purpose Flour (for beef coating and dumplings)
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter
  • Milk
  • Salt
  • Pepper