Contributed by: NAPSA
Figs Add Sweet Inspiration To Mediterranean Stew (NAPSI) - The Mediterranean diet, heralded as one of the healthiest diets on earth, emphasizes fruits, vegetables, grains and legumes, along with lean meats and fish. Mediterranean Beef Stew with Figs, Red Wine and Olives captures the flavors, aromas and healthfulness of the Mediterranean while making use of a slow cooker to ease kitchen time.
Slow Cooker Recipe:
Remove stems from figs and cut in half; set aside. Sprinkle beef with salt and pepper.
Heat 2 teaspoons oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add beef and cook, turning occasionally, to brown all sides.
Transfer beef to slow cooker. Reduce heat to medium and add 2 teaspoons oil to skillet along with onion and garlic. Stir and cook until onion softens. Add a tablespoon or two of water if onions brown too quickly. Add wine, undrained tomatoes and beef broth to skillet. Simmer 1 minute, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan.
Pour wine mixture over meat in slow cooker. Stir in figs, carrots, bay leaves and lemon zest. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours (or on high for 4 to 5 hours) or until meat is tender.
To serve, remove bay leaves and lemon zest. Stir in olives and sprinkle with thyme or parsley. Serve with buttered noodles, polenta or steamed new potatoes, as desired.
Serving Size: Makes 6 - 8 Servings (8 1/2 Cups)
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