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Savory Beef Ragout

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Savory Beef Ragout has a great taste. The blend tomatoes, parsley, salt, thyme, sage, pepper, bay leaf and garlic gives the Savory Beef Ragout a superlative taste.
Ingredients
  Beef chuck/Beef bottom round 1⁄2 Pound, cut into 0.5 inch pieces
  Cold water 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  All purpose flour 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
  Stewed tomatoes 1 Can (10 oz)
  Parsley sprigs 3
  Salt 2 Teaspoon
  Snipped thyme leaves/0.5 teaspoon dried thyme leaves 1⁄2 Teaspoon (Fresh)
  Snipped fresh sage/0.25 teaspoon dried sage leaves 3⁄4 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Onions 6 Small
  Carrots 3 Large, cut diagonally into 0.5 inch slices
  Frozen lima beans 10 Ounce, broken apart (1 Package)
Directions

Place beef pieces in 3 quart microwavable casserole.
Cover tightly and microwave on high 7 minutes; stir.
Cover tightly and microwave until beef is no longer pink, 4 to 7 minutes; drain, reserving liquid.
Remove beef.
If necessary, add enough water to reserved liquid to measure 1 cup; return to casserole.
Mix 1/2 cup cold water and the flour; stir into casserole.
Microwave uncovered, stirring every minute, until thickened, 3 to 4 minutes.
Stir in beef, tomatoes, parsley, salt, thyme, sage, pepper, bay leaf and garlic.
Cover tightly and microwave until boiling, 6 to 10 minutes; stir.
Cover tightly and microwave on medium (50%) 30 minutes; add onions and carrots.
Cover tightly and microwave 10 minutes; stir.
Cover and microwave until beef and vegetables are tender, 30 to 35 minutes longer.
Stir in frozen beans; cover tightly and microwave until beans are tender, 10 to 12 minutes.
Remove bay leaf.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Microwaving
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy

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