Italian Beef Stew

Italian Beef Stew

by Kinya - GlamLife MD November 02, 2018 This post contains affliate links

Italian Beef Stew

Italian Beef Stew is one of the most amazing beef recipes. Completely finger-licking, scrumptious, and a palatable meal. Learn about more beef recipes.

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 2 hours

Servings: 6

Ingredients

DIRECTIONS

  • Mix together flour and Rancher steak rub. Toss steak with seasoned flour until well coated. Heat 1 tablespoon Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil in a large pot over medium-high heat.
  • Add onion and saute for about 3-5 minutes or until starting to brown. Transfer to a bowl. Heat 1 tablespoon Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil the now empty pot. Add half of the stew meat and sear until browned on all sides. Transfer to the bowl with onions.
  • Repeat with remaining 1 tablespoon Roasted Garlic Grapeseed Oil and remaining beef stew meat. Add red wine to the empty pot and use a wooden spoon to scrape up any brown bits stuck to the bottom of the pan.
  • Cook over medium high heat for about 5 minutes or until wine is reduced by half. Return onion and beef back to pot and toss to coat in wine.
  • Add the tomatoes, beef broth, Hearty Spaghetti Sauce Blend, and mushrooms; stir to combine. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for 45 minutes. Remove cover, stir in carrots, and continue simmering, uncovered, for 1 hour.

NUTRITION FACTS

  • 250 Calories (kcal)
  • 11 Fat (g)
  • 2 Saturated Fat (g)
  • 15 Carbohydrates (g)
  • 3 Fiber (g)
  • 7 Sugar (g)
  • 21 Protein (g)
  • 50 Cholesterol (mg)
  • 500 Sodium (mg)


Notes

Beef has an abundance of nutrients like B-vitamins, zinc, iron and protein and comes in such a delicious package with relatively few calories. Among the many delicious benefits you get from enjoying lean beef, one of the most remarkable is its role in supporting health. Read more about beef and health.


Lean beef helps support a strong body by providing important nutrients to build and replenish muscles. Among all the muscles in your body, your heart is arguably the most important. Diet and exercise are the cornerstones for building a strong and healthy heart. A heart-healthy diet is one that includes an abundance of fruits, vegetables, whole grains, healthy fats and lean protein.

Studies show that eating lean beef, as part of a balanced diet, supports healthy blood pressure and blood lipids.A diet lower in sodium and higher in potassium and lean protein helps lower blood pressure. Beef is a leading source of potassium in the U.S. diet and is estimated to contribute only 1% of sodium intake. Research also shows that partially replacing carbohydrates in the diet with protein could be a useful strategy for the prevention of hypertension and cardiovascular disease.7

Despite misconceptions to the contrary, beef contributes 10 percent or less of saturated fat and total fat in the American diet. Approximately one-third of beef’s saturated fat is stearic acid, the same fat recognized as beneficial in chocolate for its neutral effect on blood cholesterol levels. Beef is also a primary source of monounsaturated fat in the diet, the same type of healthy fat found in avocados and olive oil. With this in mind, it isn’t surprising that a number of clinical studies consistently demonstrate that consuming 4-5.5 ounces of lean beef as part of a heart-healthy diet, even daily, can contribute to overall healthful dietary patterns and improved markers for health.

Hamburger is high in dietary fiber, which has loads of weight loss benefits. For one, fiber expands to fill your stomach, meaning you will feel full faster and consume fewer calories in one sitting. And since it’s a complex carb, the whole wheat will digest more slowly, keeping you feeling satisfied long after you’ve walked away from the table. Plus, fiber prevents blood sugar spikes and crashes during the day, so you won’t be reaching for a candy bar midway through the afternoon for a quick sugar boost. These are signs your diet is missing out on fiber.

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