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Tender Beef ‘n’ Bean Stew

"I often whip up this easy stew on days when I am juggling a lot of the kids' sports schedules," Juline Goelzer of Arroyo Grande, California says of this healthy and hearty entree. "Add a green salad and some corn bread or homemade rolls for a perfect meal."
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    10 servings


  • 1 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 cans (16 ounces each) kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 cup hot water
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 2 celery ribs, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • Shredded cheddar cheese and sour cream, optional


  • In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine the first 13 ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until the beef is tender. Stir in the tomato sauce; cover and cook for 30 minutes or until heated through. Garnish with the cheese and sour cream if desired.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 209 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 28mg cholesterol, 558mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 7g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 1-1/2 lean meat.

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  • Joscy
    Jan 17, 2014

    Saving recipe just today, Not fans of green chiles OR chili powder ~ will probably make into casserole of some sort.

  • angelasandoval
    Dec 9, 2013

    Used RoTel in place of the diced tomatoes and omitted olives (we don't like). I thought it could've used a more substantial amount of rice but overall had nice flavor!

  • glwill
    Feb 15, 2013

    I make this all the time. . . Fast easy prep, I even just take the stew meat from the freezer to the crock pot if I forget to take it out. Making it tonight can hardly wait!

  • studentmel
    Feb 6, 2013

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  • aussiezoe
    Oct 11, 2012

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  • vincentdoreen
    Feb 23, 2012

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  • bridgettevh
    Oct 30, 2011

    After this stew was cooked, I put it in a casserole dish, poured cornbread batter over it and baked it in the oven until the cornbread was done. We loved it!!!

  • Maryrose90
    May 19, 2011

    This has become one of my standard slow cooker recipes. Everyone loves it.

  • TJ_Cooks
    Jan 13, 2011

    My daughter LOVES this one and it gets raves at every pot luck I've taken it too. This is a staple in our rotation and a great week night meal - just throw it all in the crockpot and dinner is served when you come home

  • grammaberr
    Oct 21, 2009

    I really like the new website. Everything is easier to see. There is one thing I would like to see is, what goes along with the recipe, yourthinking of serving.