Cranberry Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker

Cranberry Beef Stew in the Slow Cooker

The flavors in this Cranberry Beef Stew remind me of a rich beef bourguignon with tender meat and potatoes. The dried cranberries add a very subtle sweetness to the broth that's different and special, and the broth becomes complex and homemade-delicious. Slow cooked...

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