2 pounds chuck meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1/4 cup flour
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 cup red wine
1 cup beef stock
2 bay leaves
1 tablespoon fresh thyme, minced
2 potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1 inch pieces
2 stalks celery, sliced
2 carrots, peeled and sliced
1 large onion, chopped into cubes
2 garlic cloves, minced
1 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1 15 oz can unsalted diced tomatoes


Place the cubed meat and flour and in Ziploc bag, seal and shake until the pieces are fully coated with flour.
Heat 2 tbsp of olive oil in a large saute pan over medium high heat and sear the pieces of meat for 4 minutes until all sides are evenly brown on all sides.
Remove the meat from the pan and place in the crock pot.
Add the red wine and stock to the saute pan and bring to a boil for one minute, scraping off the bits of meat that have caramelized in the pan with a wooden spoon.
Add the reduced liquid to the crock pot along with the remaining ingredients and combine together.
Cook on low for 6-8 hours.