Adapted from a recipe in "Main Dishes with over 100 Complete Menus" by Sue Gregg
I have her set of cookbooks and I really love them. http://www.suegregg.com/
Beef Ragout (pronounced ragoo)
2 lbs. ground beef, lean
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp ground white pepper
1 1/2 tsp thyme leaves
1 1/2 tsp oregano leaves
1 large onion, sliced and then cut in half
6 medium carrots, thinly sliced
4 medium light-colored sweet potatoes
1/2 cup water
2 cups organic sweet corn (optional) or any frozen vegetable you like
You will need a large skillet with a tight fitting lid.
Cut and slice onion, carrots and sweet potatoes, reserving to be added in layers to skillet.
Brown hamburger. Season with salt, pepper, thyme and oregano.
Layer over browned seasoned hamburger in order given: onion, carrots and sweet potatoes.
Season vegetables with some salt and pepper, to taste, as adding them to the skillet.
Pour 1/2 cup water over all.
Cover tightly and simmer until vegetables are tender. About 30 to 45 minutes depending on how thick you sliced the veggies.
Optional: Add 2 cups corn or desired frozen vegetable to pan during the last 10 minutes of cooking.
Serves: 4 - 6
I have started using ground white pepper in my cooking and have found that I love the flavor. It helps enhance the flavor without making it spicy tasting like black pepper.