Beef Stew with Ravioli

Beef Stew with Ravioli

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From: Diabetic Living Magazine

To keep this stew on the lean side, trim the stew meat yourself, or purchase stew meat that is labeled lean.

Ingredients 8 servings

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  • 3 carrots, cut into ½-inch-thick slices
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1½ cups fresh mushrooms, halved
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 tablespoons snipped fresh basil or 1 teaspoon dried basil, crushed
  • 1 tablespoon snipped fresh oregano or ½ teaspoon dried oregano, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • ½ cup dry red wine or water
  • 1½ teaspoons instant beef bouillon granules
  • 1 (9 ounce) package refrigerated light cheese-filled ravioli

Preparation

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  1. In a 3½- or 4-quart slow cooker, place carrots, onion, mushrooms, garlic, and, if using, dried basil and oregano. Sprinkle tapioca over vegetables. Add meat. Stir in the 2 cups water, the undrained tomatoes, tomato sauce, wine or additional water, and bouillon granules.
  2. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 7 to 9 hours or on high-heat setting for 3½ to 4½ hours.
  3. If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in ravioli. Cover and cook for 20 minutes more. If using, stir in fresh basil and oregano.
  • Tip: For easy cleanup, line your slow cooker with a disposable slow cooker liner. Add ingredients as directed in recipe. Once your dish is finished cooking, spoon the food out of your slow cooker and simply dispose of the liner. Do not lift or transport the disposable liner with food inside.

Nutrition information

  • Serving size: 1¼ cups
  • Per serving: 243 calories; 5 g fat(2 g sat); 1 g fiber; 27 g carbohydrates; 20 g protein; 7 mcg folate; 47 mg cholesterol; 4 g sugars; 2,509 IU vitamin A; 8 mg vitamin C; 189 mg calcium; 3 mg iron; 578 mg sodium; 392 mg potassium
  • Nutrition Bonus: Vitamin A (50% daily value)
  • Carbohydrate Servings: 2
  • Exchanges: 2 lean protein, 1½ starch, 1 vegetable

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