Fruited Beef Casserole

Fruited Beef Casserole
Servings: 8 Prep 15 mins Cook 1 hr 20 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1/2 cup slivered almonds
  • 2 pounds beef chuck for stew, cut in 1-inch chunks
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) beef broth
  • 1/2 cup Madeira wine
  • 1 cinnamon stick (3 inches)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
  • 1 cup pitted prunes
  • 1 cup dried apricots
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 2 1/2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

Make It

1. Heat oil in 6-quart pot. Add almonds; saute until golden, about 3 minutes. Remove with slotted spoon.

2. Add beef to saucepan; saute until browned, 6 minutes. Add onion; saute until slightly softened, 8 minutes. Stir in broth, wine, cinnamon stick, salt and pepper; simmer, covered, 30 minutes.

3. Add potatoes, fruit; simmer, covered, 30 minutes, until potatoes are tender.

4. Mix water, flour in cup until smooth. Stir into beef; cook to thicken, 3 minutes. Discard cinnamon. Top with almonds.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 8; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 434, Fat, total (g): 15, chol. (mg): 71, sat. fat (g): 4, carb. (g): 49, fiber (g): 6, pro. (g): 27, sodium (mg): 424, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.