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Savory Braised Beef Recipe

Savory Braised Beef Recipe

FOR the first time in 23 years, I'm again cooking for two. It's quite an adjustment, but I'm getting adept at making the changes. But my husband and I enjoy this delicious dish—with meat, potatoes and vegetables, it's a meal in itself. —Eva Knight Nashua, New Hampshire
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 2 hours 5 min. YIELD:2 servings

Ingredients

  • 1/2 pound boneless beef chuck roast
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 small apple, thinly sliced
  • 1 small onion, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 4 small new potatoes, halved
  • 2 cabbage wedges (about 2 inches thick)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons water

Directions

  • 1. Trim fat from meat and cut into 1-in. cubes; brown in a skillet coated with cooking spray. Add water, apple, onion, salt if desired and pepper. Cover and simmer for 1-1/4 hours.
  • 2. Add potatoes and cabbage; cover and simmer for 35 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in tomatoes; cover and simmer for 10 minutes. Blend cornstarch and water; stir into skillet. Bring to a boil; cook and stir for 2 minutes. Yield: 2 servings.

Nutritional Facts

Diabetic Exchanges: One serving (prepared without salt) equals 3 lean met, 2 starch, 2 vegetable, 1/2 fruit; also, 401 calories, 560 mg sodium, 101 mg cholesterol, 46 gm carbohydrate, 38 gm protein, 13 gm fat.