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Slow-Cooker Beef Ragout on Polenta

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  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 8 hr 20 min
  • Servings 5
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Come home to relish this slow-cooked beef ragout served over polenta - a perfect Italian-style dinner.

Ingredients

1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1
medium bell pepper (any color), chopped (1 cup)
2
medium carrots, chopped (1 cup)
1
lb beef stew meat, cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
1
jar (14 oz) tomato pasta sauce
1
package (24 oz) polenta, cut into 10 slices

Directions

  • 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.

Expert Tips

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

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
110
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
19%
Saturated Fat
4g
20%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
45mg
16%
Sodium
870mg
36%
Potassium
640mg
18%
Total Carbohydrate
41g
14%
Dietary Fiber
4g
17%
Sugars
12g
Protein
19g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%
120%
Vitamin C
50%
50%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
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 Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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