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Slow-Cooker Beef Ragout on Polenta

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Slow-Cooker Beef Ragout on Polenta
  • Prep 20 min
  • Total 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.
Updated Nov 18, 2010

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

Steps

  • 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.

Tips from the Betty Crocker Kitchens

  • tip 1
    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

360 Calories, 13g Total Fat, 19g Protein, 41g Total Carbohydrate, 12g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
Calories from Fat
110
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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