Italian Beef and Ravioli Stew

Take a trip to Tuscany with a rustic soup brimming with beef, veggies and tomatoes.

  • Prep Time 30 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 40 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

1
tablespoon olive or vegetable oil
1
medium onion, coarsely chopped (1/2 cup)
2
teaspoons finely chopped garlic
2
teaspoons chopped fresh rosemary leaves
1
medium yellow or green bell pepper, cut into 2-inch strips
2
pounds beef boneless chuck, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes with balsamic vinegar, basil and olive oil, undrained
1/2
cup red wine or Progresso™ beef flavored broth (from 32-ounce carton)
1 1/2
cups Green Giant™ Steamers™ frozen cut green beans
1
package (9 ounces) refrigerated cheese-filled ravioli

  • 1 Heat oil in 4 1/2- to 5-quart Dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook onion, garlic, rosemary and bell pepper in oil 4 to 5 minutes, stirring frequently, until onions are softened. Stir in beef. Cook 6 to 8 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is lightly browned.
  • 2 Stir in tomatoes and wine. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to medium-low. Cover and cook 45 to 50 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender.
  • 3 Stir in frozen green beans and ravioli. Increase heat to medium-high. Cook 8 to 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until ravioli are tender.

Expert Tips

It's hard to beat the flavor of rosemary in this stew, but if you like basil, go ahead and use chopped fresh basil instead.

Warm Italian peasant bread and herb butter is a delicious combination with this one-dish stew. End the meal on a light note with vanilla frozen yogurt, cappuccino and chocolate-dipped biscotti.

Top this robust stew with shaved curls of Parmesan cheese and a sprinkling of chopped fresh rosemary leaves.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
(
Calories from Fat
210),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
23g
23%
(Saturated Fat
9g,
9%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
100mg
100%;
Sodium
500mg
500%;
Total Carbohydrate
29g
29%
(Dietary Fiber
3g
3%
  Sugars
8g
8%
),
Protein
33g
33%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
10%;
Vitamin C
45%;
Calcium
15%;
Iron
30%;
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.