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Beef Ragout

Beef Ragout 4.000
Jan 29, 2003

Many slow-cooker recipes require a lot of time for preparation: browning meat, finely mincing vegetables, then washing pots and pans before putting everything in the slow cooker. This one does not. We used precut stew meat, a jar of Rao's tomato sauce and coarsely chopped pepper and carrots, and the result was a nice thick sauce to put over pasta, couscous or slices of packaged polenta.

Servings: 4
  • 1/2 cup minced onion
  • 1 green bell pepper, seeded and chopped
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 pound stewing beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper
  • 1 jar (24 ounces) tomato-based pasta sauce


In a 4- to 6-quart slow-cooker, layer the ingredients: first the onion, then the bell pepper, carrots and beef. Add the pepper and pasta sauce. Cover and cook on low setting for 8 to 10 hours.

Divide the ragout evenly among individual shallow dishes and serve hot.

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Adapted from Pillsbury Doughboy Slow Cooker Recipes (April 2003)

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Nutritional Facts

Calories per serving: 285

% Daily Values*

Total Fat: 10g 15%

Saturated Fat: 3g 15%

Cholesterol: 44mg 15%

Sodium: 668mg 28%

Total Carbohydrates: 25g 8%

Dietary Fiber: 5g 20%

Sugar: n/a

Protein: 21g

*Percent Daily Value based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Total Fat: Less than 65g

Saturated Fat: Less than 20g

Cholesterol: Less than 300mg

Sodium: Less than 2,400mg

Total Carbohydrates: 300g

Dietary Fiber: 25g

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