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French-style Beef Ragout

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It’s grim outside so some comfort food is much needed. I prepared a hearty French-style Beef Ragout served with herbed Couscous.

Ragout, The term comes from the French ragoûter, meaning: “to revive the taste”. The basic method of preparation involves slow cooking over low heat. The main ingredients are many; ragouts may be prepared with or without meat, a wide variety of vegetables may be incorporated, and they may be more or less heavily spiced and seasoned.

Yield: 4 portions

French-style Beef Ragout

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It’s grim outside so some comfort food is much needed. I prepared a hearty dish of Beef Ragout (a slow-cooked French-style stew) served with herbed Couscous.

Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 3 hours
Total Time 3 hours 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1kg Beef (trimmed)
  • 1 Large Onion (diced)
  • 1 cup Carrots (chopped)
  • 1 Zucchini (chopped)
  • ½ Cup Celery (diced)
  • 1 Teaspoon Garlic (grated)
  • 1 Teaspoon Paprika
  • 1 Teaspoon Dried Mixed Herbs
  • 2 Cups Tomatoes (blanched & chopped)
  • 1 Tablespoon Tomato Purée
  • 2-3 Bay Leaves
  • Sprigs of Thyme
  • 1-2 Cups Beef Stock/Water
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil

Instructions

  1. Heat oil in a large oven-proof pot and brown the beef in batches, set aside.
  2. In the same pot, add the onions, garlic, paprika, and celery and cook until tender.
  3. Pour in the tomatoes and puree and cook for a few minutes.
  4. Add the meat back to the pot, pour in the stock, carrots, zucchini, seasonings, and herbs, top with bay leaves, cover, and place in the oven at 180C for about 2-3 hours or until the meat is fork-tender.
  5. Serve and enjoy!!

Notes

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Nutrition Information

Yield

4

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 751Total Fat 46gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 2gUnsaturated Fat 24gCholesterol 218mgSodium 552mgCarbohydrates 14gFiber 4gSugar 7gProtein 70g

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Comfort food is food that provides a nostalgic or sentimental value to someone, and may be characterized by its high caloric nature, high carbohydrate level, or simple preparation. The nostalgia may be specific to an individual, or it may apply to a specific culture

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Tools and Products used in this Recipe

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Emperor’s Kitchen Organic Garlic Pureed, 4.5 Ounce
Emperor's Kitchen Organic Garlic Pureed, 4.5 Ounce
McCormick Culinary Whole Bay Leaves, 2 oz – One 2 Ounce Container of Dried Bay Leaves for Cooking, Perfect Spice for Stews and Marinades
McCormick Culinary Whole Bay Leaves, 2 oz - One 2 Ounce Container of Dried Bay Leaves for Cooking, Perfect Spice for Stews and Marinades
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Round Oven, 5.25qt., Cerise
Le Creuset Enameled Cast Iron Signature Deep Round Oven, 5.25qt., Cerise
Oven Mitts 1 Pair of Quilted Terry Cloth Cotton Lining, Extra Long Professional Heat Resistant Kitchen Oven Gloves,16 Inch
Oven Mitts 1 Pair of Quilted Terry Cloth Cotton Lining, Extra Long Professional Heat Resistant Kitchen Oven Gloves,16 Inch
French-style Beef Ragout

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