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Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Beef and Pasta

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Slow-Cooker Mediterranean Beef and Pasta
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 7 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 4

Looking for a hearty slow-cooked dinner? Then check out this beef and pasta recipe made with sliced mushrooms – perfect if you love Mediterranean cuisine.

Updated October 18, 2016

Ingredients

  • 1
    lb beef stew meat
  • 1/2
    cup chopped onion
  • 1
    can (14 oz) artichoke hearts, drained, chopped
  • 1
    jar (4.5 oz) 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

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  • 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.

  • 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 Facts

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%
Potassium
890mg
26%
Total Carbohydrate
58g
19%
Dietary Fiber
13g
52%
Sugars
8g
Protein
35g
% 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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