• 6 Ratings

Sliced polenta on the bottom and a spoonful of pesto or olive tapenade on top add a gourmet angle to this slow-simmered beef recipe.

Source: Better Homes and Gardens

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Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
7 hrs to 9 hrs (low) or 3-1/2 to 4-1/2 hours (high), plus 30 minutes on high
Servings:
6
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • In a large skillet, cook ground beef until brown. Drain off fat. Transfer meat to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker. Stir in undrained tomatoes, carrots, onions, sweet pepper, broth, salt, black pepper, and garlic.

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  • 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.

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  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in zucchini. Cover and cook about 30 minutes more or until zucchini is crisp-tender.

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  • Meanwhile, prepare polenta according to package directions. Serve meat mixture over polenta. Top individual servings with pesto. If desired, garnish with basil. Makes 6 servings.

Nutrition Facts

388 calories; total fat 20g; saturated fat 4g; cholesterol 50mg; sodium 773mg; carbohydrates 30g; fiber 5g; protein 20g.

Reviews

6 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 3
  • 4 star values: 1
  • 3 star values: 0
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1