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Crock Pot Ragout

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I found this on Family Circle’s website and really liked the idea. You can use a lot of yummy veggies and have a filling meal that isn’t overwhelming.


  • Ragout:
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 3 cups thinly sliced leek
  • 1 cup (1/2-inch-thick) slices carrot
  • 3 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cups cooked cannellini beans
  • 2 1/2 cups chopped fennel bulb
  • 2 cups (1/2-inch) cubed red potato
  • 1 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon dried basil
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can diced tomatoes with basil, garlic, and oregano, drained
  • 1 3/4 cups organic vegetable broth
  • 1 (9-ounce) package frozen artichoke hearts, thawed
  • 2 cups chopped Swiss chard


  • Relish:
  • 1 cup boiling water
  • 6 sun-dried tomatoes, without oil
  • 3 cups shredded fennel bulb
  • 1 cup diced yellow bell pepper
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
  • 2 teaspoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper


To prepare ragout, heat 1 tablespoon oil in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add leek, carrot, and garlic; cover and cook 5 minutes or until tender.

Place leek mixture in a 5-quart electric slow cooker. Add beans and next 11 ingredients (through artichokes). Cover and cook on high 8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Add chard; stir until chard wilts.

To prepare relish, combine boiling water and sun-dried tomatoes; let stand 15 minutes or until soft. Drain; chop. Combine sun-dried tomatoes and remaining ingredients; let stand 30 minutes.

Yield: 6 servings (serving size: 2 cups ragout and about 1/2 cup relish)

Calories: 289

Fat: 5.9g

Saturated fat: 0.8g

Monounsaturated fat: 2.8g

Polyunsaturated fat: 1.1g
Protein: 11.5g

Carbohydrate: 50.6g

Fiber: 13.9g

Cholesterol: 0.0mg

Iron: 4.9mg

Sodium: 603mg
Calcium: 167mg


About Amy

Recently I came to an ugly realization–I am middle aged. I didn’t really think so but then I doubled my age and thought, “Hmmmm…some of people don’t live to that age. I must be middle age.” This epiphany came in the third quarter of my 39th year. So I am surviving middle age…it’s scary.

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