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Pepper-Smothered Beef with Green Beans

Chuck roast gets the slow cooker treatment before being combined with a luscious brown gravy.

Serves 8
Ready in 515 mins
Prep time 35 mins
Cooking time 480 mins
360 calories per serving


> 1 (1.75 lb) boneless beef chuck roast
> 2 1/2 cups beef broth
> 1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
> 4 sprigs thyme
> 1 bay leaf
> 3 tbsp canola oil
> 1 1/2 cups Nature's Promise® Organic Long Grain Rice
> 1 tbsp minced garlic
> 3 cups low-sodium chicken broth
> 2 (12 oz) pkgs trimmed fresh green beans
> 2 large red or green bell peppers
> 2 tbsp flour
> 1 tbsp finely chopped parsley (optional)


Season chuck roast with salt and pepper and add to a large slow cooker. Into slow cooker, add 1 cup beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, and bay leaf. Cover and cook on high 4 hours or low 6–8 hours, until tender. Discard liquid, thyme, and bay leaf.
When close to serving, in a medium pot, heat 1 tbsp oil on medium-high. Stir in rice and toast it until slightly golden, 2 min., stirring constantly. Stir in garlic and cook 30 sec. Add chicken broth. Bring to a boil, cover, and reduce heat to low. Simmer 45 min. Remove from heat and let stand, covered, 5 min. Fluff with fork to serve.
Preheat oven to 425°F. Between 2 baking sheets, divide green beans, 1 tbsp oil, salt, and pepper. Roast 20–25 min., until golden brown, stirring once halfway through.
Meanwhile, halve each bell pepper and remove the seeds. Thinly slice lengthwise into strips. In a 12-inch nonstick skillet, heat remaining 1 tbsp oil on medium-high and add bell peppers. Season with salt and pepper. Cook 15–20 min., until peppers are tender, stirring occasionally.
Into skillet, whisk in flour and cook 2 min., stirring. Stir in remaining 1½ cups beef broth. Simmer 7 min., until thickened, stirring often. Season with salt and pepper.
Slice chuck roast into 16 pieces. To serve, top beef with pepper mixture. Serve over rice with side of green beans. Garnish with parsley, if desired.

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