Beef Ragout on Polenta

Come home to relish this slow-cooked beef ragout served over polenta - a perfect Italian-style dinner.

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  • prep time 20 min
  • total time 8 hr 20 min
  • ingredients 7
  • servings 5
 

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

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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.
  • 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

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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.

Nutritional information

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Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
360
(
Calories from Fat
110),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
13g
13%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
0g
0%
),
Cholesterol
45mg
45%;
Sodium
870mg
870%;
Total Carbohydrate
41g
41%
(Dietary Fiber
4g
4%
  Sugars
12g
12%
),
Protein
19g
19%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
120%;
Vitamin C
50%;
Calcium
4%;
Iron
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 Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.