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Tuscan Stew with Parmesan Polenta

Tuscan Stew with Parmesan Polenta
Take Italian Night to The Next Level with Pillsbury's Garlic Bread Pull-Apart Kit
  • Prep 25 min
  • Total 8 hr 25 min
  • Ingredients 15
  • Servings 10
Parmesan polenta provides a simple addition to this slow cooked beef and veggie stew that’s made using Progresso® broth. Perfect for an Italian dinner.
Updated March 15, 2012
Make With
Make With
Progresso Broth

Ingredients

  • 1 beef chuck roast (3 to 4 lb), trimmed
  • 1/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons kosher (coarse) salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 bag (1 lb) frozen pearl onions, thawed
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces
  • 4 medium stalks celery, cut diagonally into 1-inch slices
  • 2 cups Burgundy or dry red wine
  • 1 can (14.5 oz) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup Progresso™ beef-flavored broth (from 32-oz carton)
  • 1 cup dried cannellini beans
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh thyme leaves
  • 1 cup instant polenta
  • 1/2 cup freshly grated Parmesan cheese (2 oz)

Steps

  • 1
    Spray 5- to 6-quart slow cooker with cooking spray. Cut beef into 1-inch cubes. In large bowl, toss beef with flour and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. In 12-inch skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add half of the beef; cook and stir until browned. Remove from skillet to slow cooker. Repeat with remaining beef; discard flour. Add onions, carrots, celery, wine, tomatoes, broth, beans, 1 1/2 teaspoons salt, pepper and thyme to slow cooker.
  • 2
    Cover; cook on Low heat setting 8 hours. About 20 minutes before serving, in 4-quart saucepan, heat 4 cups water to simmering over medium-high heat. Stir in polenta; reduce heat. Simmer 2 minutes, stirring constantly, until polenta thickens. Stir in cheese and remaining 1/4 teaspoon salt. Serve stew over polenta.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
265
Total Fat
7g
0%
Saturated Fat
2g
0%
Sodium
790mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
35g
0%
Dietary Fiber
6 1/2g
0%
Protein
13g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
0%
0%
Exchanges:
2 Starch; 1 Vegetable; 1 Very Lean Meat; 1 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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