Sunday, February 26, 2012

The Anti-Chicken Fingers Movement ~ Beef Stew on Toast

This is one of those meals that's healthy but's almost a comfort food though it doesn't sound like it.   I was skeptical when first making it as there are so few ingredients...however, it's packing with flavor.

1-Pd lean ground beef
salt & pepper
1 1/2-TBL olive oil
1- Medium onion, chopped
3- Cloves of garlic, minced (I suggest fresh)
1- 15.5 oz can of fat free beef broth
2-TBL flour or cornstarch
1-14/5 oz can of diced tomatoes
1-Can cut green beans
4 to 6 slices of whole wheat bread, cut diagonally or 4-6 whole wheat rolls toasted

Directions: In large, deep, nonstick skillet cook the ground beef for about 10 minutes or until cooked.  Season to taste w/salt & pepper.  Remove beef & put in a bowl.  Warm oil in same skillet over medium-high heat, add onion and garlic, stirring often until tender.  In small bowl whisk together beef broth & flour or cornstarch until blended smooth.  Gradually stir into skillet and bring to a boil.  Stir in tomatoes & the juices.  Cook stirring about five minutes, until slightly thickened.  Add green beans and ground beef to the skillet and cook another 7 minutes or until heated through and bubbly.  Serve over toast!  ~ Happy Eating Friends, Trina