Spiced Beef and Apple Ragout

Keep the chill away with this seasonal slow cooker beef ragout. Cinnamon and ginger complement the apples and sweet potatoes while thyme adds a savory note. Photo credit: Sommer Collier from A Spicy Perspective.

Serves: Makes 8 (1-cup) servings.
20 mins Prep time 8 mins Cook time
20 mins Prep time
8 mins Cook time
  • Coat meat with flour. Heat oil in large skillet on medium-high heat. Add 1/2 of the meat; cook 5 minutes or until browned. Repeat with remaining meat.

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

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

Cooking tip

Variation: Use 1 teaspoon McCormick® Apple Pie Spice in place of the cinnamon and ginger. Substitute 3/4 cup apple cider for the apple juice concentrate.

Nutrition information

(Amount per serving)

  • 248Calories: 248Cholesterol: 53mg
  • Sodium: 256mgProtein: 18g
  • Total Fat: 8gFiber: 3g
  • Carbohydrate: 26g

Ratings & Reviews: 4

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  • Laura on 01/18/2015

    Thyme, ginger and cinnamon are all favorites. Really like the combination and the beef so tender. Yes, I'd fix it again.

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  • mary on 01/15/2015

    I loved it served over cauliflower rice

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  • Dorothy on 10/22/2013

    The ginger cinnamon combination with thyme was awesome and the sauce was very tasty. It smells wonderful.

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  • Laura on 10/24/2013

    Not a favorite of mine - would prefer without the apple chunks

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