Medifast recipe for Homemade Beef Stew for L&G?

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Here's what I just made in the pressure cooker for our dinner tonight - and one additional L&G for later in the week. I used the veggies that we both can agree on...

[color="Blue"][Medifast Friendly Beef Stew.

Makes THREE servings:.

1 pound extra lean round steak, cubed into 1 squares.

2 slices onion, chopped.

2 tsp. canola oil.

Brown the beef in the oil with the onion. I added 1 cup of beef broth and then pressure cooked it for 8 minutes. Cool immediately after the 8 minutes. If you dont use a pressure cooker, you could simmer for an hour or more..

Add salt and pepper to taste.

2 tsp. fresh garlic (from a jar!).

1 cup sliced summer squash (about 1 squares).

1 cup sliced zucchini (about 1 squared).

1 medium onion, cut in chunks.

1 cup diced tomatoes.

1 cup frozen green beans.

At this point, I added the ingredients listed above and pressure cooked 3 more minutes, cooling immediately. Without a pressure cooker, simmer an additional 45 minutes or so..

Makes 3 lean and green servings..

338 calories per serving; 13 carbs..

Change up the flavor by adding 1 tsp. cumin and Rotel (instead of diced tomatoes) for a Southwestern flavor; or 2 tsp. Italian seasoning and additional garlic for Italian flavor top with a sprinkle of Parmesan Cheese if desired..


Comments (12)

NICE! Just perfect for the chilly nights ahead. Too bad I dont have a pressure cooker...but I am sure this would be great in a crock pot, or as you said, simmered...

Comment #1

Thanks. I don't have a pressure cooker either. But since we have limited veggie choices I appreciate recipes with things I would never have cooked with like summer squash and zucchini. Will give this one a try!..

Comment #2

Meow, this looks like a great recipe for the one night per week that I eat red meat..

I'm going to get out my pressure cooker, havent used it in ages, and make this stew this coming week!!!.

ITA, perfect dish for the colder weather..

We finally are getting some cooler weather down here in Texas. Yea!.

Let's here it for all the Medifast chefs, cooks and bakers!!!..

Comment #3

I'm in Texas as well, and was so excited to feel the cooler weather last night at a football game! That's what put me in the mood for stew. I grew up by a Polish neighbor who used to make a fantastic zucchini stew every summer, so I decided to take my basic stew recipe and use the zucchini and summer squash as a substitute for the potatoes..

We ate it a few minutes ago - I used a bit of worcheshire sauce (few drops) in my bowl because I like more spice than my spouse. Next time I'll add a bit more garlic (powder). It's a tad "soupy" since we can't thicken the gravy with flour or cornstarch, but it was yummy!..

Comment #4

Hey all the Texas folks. I live in LA but my mother lives in Dallas. Where are you guys from? You know I am wondering about a "thickener" for the stews and such. If you have tried the Shirataki Noodles, then maybe you have seen at that they have the yam fiber stuff as a thickener. I am going to ask Nutrition about this. It would seem if we can eat the Shiratakis then we could eat the stuff it's made of...

Comment #5

Here is the information on the thickener. Going to email Nutrition about this now.

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How to use Konjac Glucomannan flour.

Use it as a thickener as you would corn starch, one teaspoon acts more like 10 teaspoons of corn starch..

Add to gravy or soup or cooking sauces as a thickening agent without calories, without carbs, just added soluble fiber which your body needs. The question is why would you ever use corn starch again when you can use Konjac Glucomannan flour and get added fiber without any carb addition..

When baking bread or cookies, add one teaspoon of Konjac Glucomannan flour to 2 cups wheat flour.

Or dissolve in water to use as a fiber supplement..

Are you starting to see why we love our products! As Americans we are fiber deficient, we see adding healthy fiber to your diet as one of the most rewarding parts of our jobs!..

Comment #6

Thanks so much for checking on the thickener. It would be great to be able to use a little in my stews and chili (homemade chili, not the Medifast chili. That's plenty thick enough, thank you.

I'm south of Dallas by a few miles - originally from the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee!..

Comment #7

How funny. My mother is from Paris, Tennessee. She is one of 12 and her siblings all live in Murfreesboro, Memphis, Nashville, Hendersonville, etc. I love Tennessee. Spent last Christmas at the Gaylord Opryland Hotel. Very cool and nice people.

Will let you know what Nutrition says. I really want to try that thickener. I miss having thick stews and soups. I add so much water to the Medifast stuff that it's never thick. Also, maybe we could come up with some kind of permitted gravy for Thanksgiving with the stuff????..

Comment #8

Great minds think alike, Bettina! The miraclenoodle thickener should be OK..

But, we'll wait for the Nutrisystem green light on that.

I'm down in the Texas Hill Country, an hour above San Antonio in Kerrville..

We do get a little snow, but so far it's been an unusually HOT fall and I.

Can't wait for it to cool down a bit more..

Even though I'm in front of my personal floor heater by my computer as I type this, LOL...

Comment #9

Hey BT, I've been to San Antonio a lot. Mother is in oil business so we go to a lot of conventions all over Texas. I was not born there. Lived in St. Louis, Missouri, my whole life until I went to college here in LA at USC. So even though I love Texas it wasn't my "home." So, maybe I can gloat about the California weather???? My mother is actually going to move here soon because at her age I think the Dallas hot summers are hard on her.

If I have a few drinks in me (you know, pre-MF when I could power down a case of beer) then I too sound like good ole Miz. Scarlett (my high school nickname). Wish I had that accent for good!!!..

Comment #10

OHHHHHH, Thank you, Thank you, Thank you for this recipe!!!.

I cannot have the soy Medifast so when I ordered last week I ordered all NON-SOY and Medifast sent me a sample of the new Beef Stew Pkt... OHHHHH, I was JUST sitting here ready to look through internet for a Beef Stew Recipe I could have for L&G and Here you are you sweet, lovely person with a yummy legal meal!!!.

THANK YOU from the bottom of my heart and tummy!!!.

I would NEVER have thought about putting summer squash and stuff in a beef stew..


Thanks Again!.


Comment #11

I made the same kind of thing for the family last weekend, only used my slow cooker. I usually put potatoes and carrots in our stew, this time I replaced them with things I could eat...the Zuchinni and squash. It was nice to be able to sit down and eat with the family, even though I couldn't have the garlic rolls (drool). It all tasted great, but one thing I have noticed, I think I do better on the plan if I stay away from the real food. Seems it triggers something in me and makes me crave everything in sight. I have gotten really tired of my suppliments and tried mixing it up with the tofu noodles etc and even though it was great to have real food, I think it is to blame for me slowing down on the program.

For all of you guys that can handle the real thing, the stew is GREAT and when you make pasta for the family, the tofu noodles are so wonderful that you would never think they were not the real thing, in fact I have suggested to someone that they sneak them into their husbands diet, since he has diabeties and loves pasta...

Comment #12

This question was taken from a support group/message board and re-posted here so others can learn from it.


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