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.