Mediterranean Beef Ragout

Mediterranean Beef Ragout
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Makes:
6 servings
Prep:
25 mins
Cook:
7 hrs to 9 hrs Low or High 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours
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Mediterranean Beef Ragout

Ingredients
1 1/2
pounds beef stew meat, trimmed and cut into 1-inch cubes
1
tablespoon olive oil
2
medium onions, cut into wedges
3
medium carrots, cut into 1/2-inch slices
1
14 1/2 ounce can diced tomatoes, undrained
1/2
cup beef broth
2
1 1/2
teaspoons dried thyme, crushed
1/4
teaspoon salt
1/4
teaspoon black pepper
1
medium zucchini, halved lengthwise and cut into 1/4-inch slices
6
ounces fresh green beans, cut into 2-inch pieces (1-3/4 cups)
 
Hot cooked whole wheat couscous or brown rice (optional)
1
recipe Gremolata (see recipe below)

Directions

  1. In a large skillet brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Add onions and carrots. In a bowl stir together the undrained tomatoes, broth, garlic, thyme, salt, and pepper. Pour over meat and vegetables.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours.
  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in zucchini and green beans. Cover and cook for 30 minutes more. If desired, serve over hot couscous. Top each serving with Gremolata. Makes 6 servings.

Gremolata

Ingredients

1/4
cup snipped fresh parsley
2

Directions

  1. Stir together parsley, lemon peel, and garlic.

Nutrition Facts

(Mediterranean Beef Ragout)
    Per serving:
  • 221 kcal cal.,
  • 7 g fat
  • (2 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 3 g monounsatured fat),
  • 67 mg chol.,
  • 369 mg sodium,
  • 13 g carb.,
  • 3 g fiber,
  • 6 g sugar,
  • 26 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

Related Categories

Ethnic Recipes, Slow Cooker Recipes
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