Saturday, October 11, 2008

Hearty Vegetable and Beef Stew - 3 WW pts

Weight Watcher POINTS® Value: 3
Preparation Time:
15 min
Cooking Time:
60 min
Level of Difficulty:

For a hearty, delicious meal anytime make a batch and freeze it in single portions. When you want a quick meal, just microwave!


  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1 medium garlic clove(s), chopped
  • 8 oz lean beef, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 cup(s) carrot(s), sliced
  • 1 small green pepper(s), chopped
  • 1 small onion(s), chopped
  • 2 tsp canned tomato paste
  • 2 cup(s) canned beef broth
  • 1/2 cup(s) water
  • 1 cup(s) canned cannellini beans, drained and rinsed
  • 2 tbsp parsley, chopped (for garnish)


  • In a Dutch oven, heat oil. Sauté garlic until golden. Brown veal, about 5 minutes; set aside.
  • Add vegetables and cook until tender, 6 minutes. Add tomato paste, broth and water. Return veal to pan.
  • Cover and simmer 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until veal is tender. Season to taste.
  • Add beans; heat through. Sprinkle with parsley and serve. Yields about 1 1/2 to 1 3/4 cups per serving.
  • Flavor Booster: To enhance the delicate taste of veal, tie 1 bay leaf, a fresh rosemary sprig, 3 or 4 leaves fresh sage and a strip of lemon peel in a muslin packet and simmer with the stew. Remove before serving.

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