Polenta Beef Stew

Italian seasoning flavors the meat in this beef and vegetable stew recipe served with light and creamy polenta.

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  • Makes: 8 servings
  • Yields: about 7 cups
  • Prep: 25 mins
  • Cook: 2 hrs
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Polenta Beef Stew
Ingredients
2
teaspoons Italian seasoning
1
teaspoon garlic powder
1/2
teaspoon salt
1/2
teaspoon black pepper
2
pounds boneless beef chuck steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
2
tablespoons olive oil
1/2
cup chopped onion (1 medium)
1
teaspoon snipped fresh rosemary or 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary, crushed
6
cloves garlic, minced
1
14 ounce can beef broth
1 1/2
cups dry red wine
8
ounces boiling onions
5
medium carrots, cut into 1-inch chunks
1/2
cup snipped fresh flat-leaf parsley
1/4
cup tomato paste
Directions
  1. Place flour, Italian seasoning, garlic powder, salt, and pepper in a plastic bag. Add meat pieces, a few at a time, shaking to coat. In a Dutch oven brown meat, half at a time, in hot oil; drain fat. Return all meat to Dutch oven; add chopped onion, dried rosemary (if using), and garlic. Cook and stir until onion is tender. Stir in broth and wine. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1-1/2 hours.
  2. Stir in boiling onions and carrot. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Meanwhile, prepare Polenta.
  3. Just before serving, stir parsley and tomato paste into stew. Serve stew with Polenta.
  4. Makes 8 servings (about 7 cups)
Polenta
Ingredients
3
cups milk
1
cup cornmeal
1
cup water
1
teaspoon salt
2
tablespoons butter or margarine
Directions
  1. In a large saucepan bring milk just to a simmer over medium heat. In a medium bowl combine cornmeal, water, and salt. Stir cornmeal mixture slowly into hot milk. Cook and stir until mixture comes to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cook for 10 to 15 minutes or until mixture is very thick, stirring occasionally. (If mixture is too thick, stir in additional milk.) Stir in butter or margarine until melted.
Nutrition Facts (Polenta Beef Stew)
    Per serving:
  • 508 kcal cal.,
  • 26 g fat
  • (10 g sat. fat,
  • 1 g polyunsaturated fat,
  • 11 g monounsatured fat),
  • 88 mg chol.,
  • 736 mg sodium,
  • 32 g carb.,
  • 4 g fiber,
  • 9 g sugar,
  • 29 g pro.
  • Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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