22-Minute Hamburger Stew

22-Minute Hamburger Stew

1 (10-ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables

1 pound lean ground beef

1/2 cup chopped onion

1 (1.5-ounce) package beef stew seasoning mix

2 tablespoons all-purpose flour

1 1/2 cups water

1/2 cup dry red wine, beef broth or apple juice

1 (15-ounce) can small whole potatoes, drained and halved or 4 medium potatoes (about 1 pound), baked and cut into chunks

Place package of vegetables on paper towel. If foil wrapped, remove wrap. Microwave on high 7 minutes; set aside.

Crumble beef into a dishwasher-safe plastic colander set over a 2-quart round casserole. Sprinkle onion on top. Stirring midway through cooking, microwave on high 5 to 6 minutes, or until meat is no longer pink.

Set colander of meat aside. Discard fat in casserole; combine seasoning mix and flour in same casserole.

Using a wire whisk, blend in water and wine, then meat. Stirring midway through cooking, microwave on high 6 minutes, or until thickened. Stir in mixed vegetables and potatoes.

Cover with lid or vented plastic wrap and microwave on high 3 minutes or until steaming hot.



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