Slow-Cooker Beef Ragout on Polenta

Slow-Cooker Beef Ragout on Polenta

Come home to relish this slow-cooked beef ragout served over polenta - a perfect Italian-style dinner.

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medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
medium bell pepper (any color), chopped (1 cup)
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
lb beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
teaspoon black pepper
jar (14 oz) tomato pasta sauce
package (24 oz) polenta, cut into 10 slices
  1. Spray 4- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, layer all ingredients in order listed, except polenta.
  2. Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 to 10 hours.
  3. About 10 minutes before serving, heat polenta as directed on package. Arrange 2 warm polenta slices on each individual serving plate. Top each with about 1 cup beef mixture.
Makes 5 servings
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
The word ragout comes from a French word meaning "to stimulate the appetite." This robust stew will satisfy any appetite, and extend a pound of meat, by serving it over polenta. If you have a pound of boneless beef round steak in the freezer or it is on sale, use it instead of the stew meat. If you prefer using homemade tomato pasta sauce, use 1 1/2 cups of your favorite recipe or marinara pasta sauce for the jar of sauce.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 110),
  • Total Fat 13g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 45mg;
  • Sodium 870mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 41g
    • (Dietary Fiber 4g,
    • Sugars 12g),
  • Protein 19g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1/2 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.