Ritzy Ragout (Microwave)

         Yield: 8 Servings
Categories: Stews, Microwave

6 Slices bacon, cut crosswise Into eighths 2 1/2 lb Boneless beef chuck roast, Cut into 3/4" cubes 1/3 c All-purpose flour 1 tb Soy sauce 1 1/2 ts Seasoned salt 1/4 ts Dried basil,crushed 1/8 ts Garlic powder 1/2 c Dry red wine 2 md Onions,cut in 8 wedges 2 c Sliced fresh mushrooms In a 3 qt. microwave safe casserole, microwave bacon, covered, on 100 % power (HIGH) for 6 minutes. Drain off fat,reserving 2 tbsp. in casserole. Add beef cubes to casserole. Toss with flour, soy sauce, seasoned salt,basil and garlic powder.Stir in 1 1/2 cups HOT water, wine and onions.Cook,covered,5 minutes.Cook,uncovered,on 50% power (MEDIUM) for 30 minutes,stirring once.Add mushrooms.Cook,uncovered, 35 to 45 minutes or until beef is tender,stirring once.Cover and let stand 10 minutes.Makes 8 servings.