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This recipe fits the bill for casual get-togethers, and it's prepared in only 30 minutes. Spoon the mixture over pasta and serve with crusty bread or corn bread and wedges of melon.

Diabetic Living Magazine
Source: Diabetic Living Magazine


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30 mins
4 hrs 30 mins


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  • Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 3/4-inch pieces. Lightly coat large skillet with cooking spray; heat over medium-high heat. Add meat, half at a time; cook and stir until meat is brown. Drain off fat. Set meat aside.

  • In 3 1/2- or 4-quart slow cooker, combine mushrooms, onion, garlic, salt, and pepper (see Tip). Sprinkle with tapioca. Add meat. Pour broth and, if desired, wine over all.

  • Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or on high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours.

  • If using low-heat setting, turn to high-heat setting. Stir in sugar snap peas. Cover and cook about 5 minutes more or until snap peas are tender. Stir in cherry tomatoes. If desired, serve meat mixture over hot cooked noodles.


Tips: Crush tapioca using a mortar and pestle or grind it using a spice or coffee grinder.

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 Facts

208 calories; protein 23.5g; carbohydrates 18.9g; dietary fiber 3.6g; sugars 2.8g; fat 3.9g; saturated fat 1.2g; cholesterol 50.3mg; vitamin a iu 375.6IU; vitamin c 26mg; folate 10.6mcg; calcium 58.4mg; iron 3.7mg; magnesium 28mg; potassium 587.6mg; sodium 401.4mg.