Beef and Millet Stew in Bread Bowls

Beef and Millet Stew in Bread Bowls

Enjoy this hearty beef, green beans, millet and veggies herbed stew served in whole wheat bread bowls - a delicious dinner. 8 servings (1 bowl and 1 cup stew each)

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Bread Bowls
loaf (about 1 lb) frozen 100% whole wheat bread dough, thawed
tablespoon olive oil
teaspoon dried basil leaves
teaspoons olive oil
lb lean beef stew meat, cut into small pieces
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
cloves garlic, finely chopped
teaspoons herbes de Provence
teaspoon pepper
can (14 oz) reduced-sodium beef broth
can (28 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
cup water
cup uncooked millet
cups frozen cut green beans
1 1/2
cups ready-to-eat baby-cut carrots, cut in half lengthwise
  1. On ungreased large cookie sheet, turn 8 (10-oz) custard cups upside down; lightly grease outsides of cups with shortening (do not use cooking spray).
  2. Divide dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into ball. Roll or pat each ball into 6-inch round. Place dough round over bottom of each custard cup, stretching to fit. Brush dough with 1 tablespoon oil; sprinkle with basil. Cover; let rise in warm place 20 minutes.
  3. Heat oven to 350°F. Bake bread bowls 15 to 20 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cups to cooling rack. Cool completely, about 30 minutes. (Interiors of bread bowls may be slightly moist.)
  4. Meanwhile, in 3-quart saucepan, heat 2 teaspoons oil over medium-high heat. Cook beef, onion, garlic, herbes de Provence and pepper in oil 5 to 6 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is lightly browned.
  5. Stir in broth, tomatoes and water. Heat to boiling; reduce heat to low. Cover; simmer 45 minutes. Stir in millet, beans and carrots . Simmer uncovered about 25 minutes longer or until beef is tender. Serve stew in bread bowls.
Makes 8 servings (1 bowl and 1 cup stew each)
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Live Better America® Kitchens
If you don't have herbes de Provence, substitute 1 teaspoon each dried basil and rosemary leaves.
Millet is one of the oldest known foods. It is a gluten-free grain and has a mildly sweet, nutty flavor.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Serving)
  • Calories 360
    • (Calories from Fat 100),
  • Total Fat 11g
    • (Saturated Fat 3 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 1/2g),
  • Cholesterol 35mg;
  • Sodium 560mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 43g
    • (Dietary Fiber 7g,
    • Sugars 11g),
  • Protein 21g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    • 1 1/2 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 1 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 2 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 3;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.