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Braised Beef with Root Vegetables

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Braised Beef with Root Vegetables
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 1 hr 5 min
  • Ingredients 14
  • Servings 4
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Enjoy this delicious braised beef with added root vegetables – perfect for a dinner.
Updated Feb 4, 2011

Ingredients

  • 3/4 lb. boneless beef round steak (1/2 inch thick), cut into 4 pieces
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup sliced celery
  • 1 cup fresh baby carrots
  • 1/4 cup chopped fennel bulb, if desired
  • 6 small new red potatoes, cut into quarters (2 cups)
  • 1 medium parsnip, cut in half lengthwise, sliced
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 1/2-oz.) can condensed beef broth
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1/2 teaspoon grated lemon peel
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Make With
Progresso Broth

Steps

  • 1
    Sprinkle round steak with salt and pepper. Spray 12-inch nonstick skillet with nonstick cooking spray. Heat over high heat until hot. Add steak; cook 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until browned.
  • 2
    Add celery, carrots, fennel, potatoes, parsnip and onion; cook and stir 1 minute. Add broth and thyme; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 30 to 40 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
  • 3
    In small bowl, combine water and cornstarch; blend well. Uncover skillet. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook an additional 2 to 3 minutes or until sauce is thickened, stirring constantly. Stir in lemon peel.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Braising is a cooking technique that calls for browning meat or vegetables, then tightly covering the pan and slowly cooking the food in a small amount of liquid over low heat. Braising can be done in the oven as well as on the stovetop. The tight-fitting lid keeps the cooking liquid from evaporating. Tough cuts of meat benefit from braising because the slow simmering tenderizes them.
  • tip 2
    A tossed green salad is a good accompaniment for this meat-and-potatoes meal. To complete the menu, add freshly baked Pillsbury Refrigerated Reduced Fat Crescent Dinner Rolls.

Nutrition Information

260 Calories, 5g Total Fat, 23g Protein, 30g Total Carbohydrate, 5g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
260
Calories from Fat
45
Total Fat
5g
8%
Saturated Fat
2g
10%
Cholesterol
45mg
15%
Sodium
600mg
25%
Total Carbohydrate
30g
10%
Dietary Fiber
5g
20%
Sugars
5g
Protein
23g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
160%
160%
Vitamin C
25%
25%
Calcium
6%
6%
Iron
20%
20%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 2 1/2 Very Lean Meat;
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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