Easy Beef and Vegetable Ragout

The last couple of months, I have been seeing recipes in magazines and on cooking shows for “ragout” (pronounced like “ragoo”).    I had no clue what this was so I did a little search and found out that ragout is a French term for a stew that is eaten as a main dish.  Traditional methods require a slow cooked dish, with or without meat, and basically any type of vegetables or spices you desire.  That being said, who has time for that crap?  So, I decided to come up with an Easy Beef and Vegetable Ragout that can be on the table in less than 30 minutes.  You’re welcome.

Easy Beef and Vegetable Ragout | Mini Van Dreams

 

Easy Beef and Vegetable Ragout

1 medium onion, chopped

3-4 ribs celery, sliced thinly

8 ounces grape tomatoes, quartered

8 ounces fresh mushrooms, sliced

1 can diced potatoes, drained and rinsed

1 package refrigerated beef tips with gravy

8 ounces whole wheat spaghetti or pasta of choice

1 teaspoon olive oil

1 teaspoon salt

2 Tablespoons garlic powder

1 Tablespoon black pepper

Saute onions and celery in a large, non-stick skillet with olive oil.  Meanwhile, prepare spaghetti per package instructions, omitting salt.  When onions are translucent and celery is tender, add mushrooms.  Continue sauteing until mushrooms release their juices and are tender.  Stir in the diced potatoes.  Add beef tips and gravy, breaking up beef tips as needed with spoon while stirring.  Season with salt, garlic powder, and black pepper.  Allow to simmer for approximately 6-7 minutes over low heat.  Rinse quartered tomatoes under water to remove as many seeds as possible.  Fold tomatoes gently into ragout.  Continue to simmer for approximately 5 minutes.  Serve over spaghetti or pasta.

Serves 6

(Calculated with 100% whole grain spaghetti)

Calories: 327 | Fat: 8 | Carbs: 50

Protein: 22 | Sugar: 8 | Sodium: 567

SmartPoints™: 7

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