AuthorMike EgrieCategoryDifficultyIntermediate
Spiced-Beef-and-Apple-Ragout
Yields8 Servings
Prep Time20 minsCook Time4 hrsTotal Time4 hrs 20 mins
 1 ½ lbs pounds beef boneless chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
 3 tbsp flour
 1 tbsp canola oil
 14 ½ oz low sodium beef broth
 6 oz can thawed frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted
 2 firm red apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 ½-inch chunks
 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
 2 tsp McCormick® thyme leaves
 1 ½ tsp McCormick® ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp McCormick® coarse ground black pepper
 ½ tsp McCormick® ground ginger
 ½ tsp McCormick® sea salt grinder
1

Coat meat with flour. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add ½ of the meat; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Repeat with remaining meat.

2

Place meat and remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Toss to coat well. Cover.

3

Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Thicken with additional flour, if desired.

Slow Cooker Tip:  For best results, do not remove cover during cooking.

Make It A Meal: Root vegetable mash and roasted Brussel sprouts.

The best cooking apples won’t collapse and turn to mush during the cooking process. Granny Smith, Golden Delicious, Braeburn, Empire, Cortland, or Jonagold apples are good cooking apples. Red Delicious are best eaten raw.

Make it Gluten Free: Dependent on using a Gluten Free flour.

Ingredients

 1 ½ lbs pounds beef boneless chuck roast, cut into 1-inch cubes
 3 tbsp flour
 1 tbsp canola oil
 14 ½ oz low sodium beef broth
 6 oz can thawed frozen apple juice concentrate, undiluted
 2 firm red apples, peeled, cored and cut into 1 ½-inch chunks
 2 medium sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
 2 tsp McCormick® thyme leaves
 1 ½ tsp McCormick® ground cinnamon
 ½ tsp McCormick® coarse ground black pepper
 ½ tsp McCormick® ground ginger
 ½ tsp McCormick® sea salt grinder

Directions

1

Coat meat with flour. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add ½ of the meat; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Repeat with remaining meat.

2

Place meat and remaining ingredients in slow cooker. Toss to coat well. Cover.

3

Cook 8 hours on LOW or 4 hours on HIGH. Thicken with additional flour, if desired.

Spiced Beef and Apple Ragout
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