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Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Beef and Pasta

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  • 15 min prep time
  • 7 hr 15 min total time
  • 15 ingredients
  • 4 servings
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Looking for a hearty slow-cooked dinner? Then check out this beef and pasta recipe made with Green Giant® sliced mushrooms – perfect if you love Mediterranean cuisine.

Ingredients

1
lb beef stew meat
1/2
cup chopped onion
1
can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
1
jar (4.5 oz) Green Giant™ sliced mushrooms, drained
1
can (14.5 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1
tablespoon balsamic vinegar
1
tablespoon drained capers
1
tablespoon dried minced garlic
1
teaspoon Italian seasoning
1
teaspoon salt
1
teaspoon sugar
1 1/2
cups uncooked penne pasta
1
tablespoon olive oil
Fresh ground pepper, if desired
1/2
cup shredded Parmesan cheese

Steps

  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except pasta, oil, pepper and cheese.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
  • 3 About 15 minutes before serving, make pasta as directed on package. Stir pasta, oil and pepper into beef mixture. Serve with cheese.
  • 1 Spray 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. In cooker, mix all ingredients except pasta, oil, pepper and cheese.
  • 2 Cover; cook on Low heat setting 7 to 9 hours.
  • 3 About 15 minutes before serving, make pasta as directed on package. Stir pasta, oil and pepper into beef mixture. Serve with cheese.

Expert Tips

Substitute 1 lb ground beef, cooked and drained, for beef stew meat, if desired.

If desired, omit pasta. Serve beef and artichoke mixture over hot cooked brown or white rice or couscous. Garnish with feta cheese crumbles instead of Parmesan cheese.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
560
Calories from Fat
190
% Daily Value
Total Fat
21g
32%
Saturated Fat
8g
38%
Trans Fat
1/2g
Cholesterol
70mg
23%
Sodium
1470mg
61%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
13g
52%
Sugars
8g
8%
Protein
35g
35%
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
4%
4%
Vitamin C
15%
15%
Calcium
25%
25%
Iron
35%
35%
Exchanges:
4 Starch; 0 Fruit; 0 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 1 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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