Kristy's Zumba in Lebanon 
 
Serves: 8        Hands on Time:  20 mins      Total Time: 6 hrs +

Ingredients:

1/3 cup whole wheat flour
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
1 Tbsp crumbled dried oregano
1 Tbsp crumbed dried basil
3 lbs lean, boneless bison or beef cut into 1" chunks
3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 large sweet onion, peeled and chopped finely
4 cloves garlic, passed through garlic press
2 thick carrots, peeled and chopped
4 stalks celery, chopped
2 sweet potatoes, peeled & cut into 1" chunks
1 cup steamed chestnuts, chopped
1 Tbsp tomato paste
3 cups water or beef or vegetable stock, low-sodium

Instructions:
One:

In a container with a lid, place flour, sea salt, pepper, oregano and basil.  Put lid on and shake.  Now add the meat to the flour mixture and shake again (lid on!) to coat each piece.  Set aside.

Two:
Heat 1-1/2 Tbsp olive oil in a large skillet and set over medium heat.  Remove meat cubes from the flour mixture and place in skillet.  You may have to brown them in batches.  Once meat is nicely browned, remove fromt he skillet.  Place the meat in the bowl of the slow cooker.  Add all remaining ingredients, mix gently and set to high.  Cook covered for 6 hrs.  Serve HOT!

Nutrition:
Serving Size: 2 cups
Cals: 358
Total Fat: 10.5g
Sat Fat: 3g
Carbs: 26.5g
Fiber: 3g
Protein: 37g
Sugars: 5.5g
Sodium: 454mg
Cholesterol: 99mg

Notes:  I changed a lot!  I used beef, I skipped the sweet potatoes and used red potatoes w/ skin on, I skipped chestnuts and celery, forgot the tomato paste :( used scallions (left over from fish) instead of sweet onions and I used water, not stock.  Also, I only had 2 lbs of beef, so I added more potatoes and carrots.  And I just used 2 cloves of garlic.  I also dumped the remaining flour mixture into the crockpot!

Reviews:  I loved this!  Perfect for coming home after Pump & Zumba and being tired.  I wish I would have added the tomato paste and more garlic, but still yummy and will definitely make again!!!! 

BF Review:  He really like it also!  Beef was super tender and had good flavor.  He agreed that a little more of the spices/ingredients (tomato paste, garlic) would make it even better! 

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