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Home-Style Stew Recipe
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My husband and I both work full time and we have three daughters, so good, quick meals are important. This stew works wonders. It always tastes great and is a regular menu item for us. —Marie Shanks, Terre Haute, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:5 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 5 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen vegetables for stew
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix

Nutritional Facts

415 calories: 1-1/2 cup, 13g fat (4g saturated fat), 87mg cholesterol, 1205mg sodium, 41g carbohydrate (10g sugars, 2g fiber), 30g protein .

Directions

  1. Place vegetables in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown beef on all sides.
  2. Transfer to slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the top.
  3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 5 servings.
Originally published as Home-Style Stew in Simple & Delicious September/October 2009, p55

Light-Bodied Red Wine

Enjoy this recipe with a light-bodied red wine such as Pinot Noir.


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recipe book
Reviewed Mar. 8, 2016

"My husband made me promise to cook this again before the end of the month. He said that the gravy was the best he'd ever tasted!"

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springman
Reviewed Feb. 19, 2016

"I was skeptical at first about this. The soup combination sounded strange. I used fresh carrots, celery, and potatoes. Then added a can of mushrooms with the water. I had a package of garlic and onion dry dip mix that I'd had for a while that we had purchased at a craft fair so I put that in along with a partial package of onion soup mix. Cooked per instructions and it was the most yummy stew I've ever eaten. My husband loved it and had some buttered bread so he could mop up the gravy. It was a hit and so easy to make. This is my go to stew recipe now."

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missel1968
Reviewed Jan. 16, 2016

"I am trying this for the first time. First time I have ever made stew. I have it on low but it looks like the veggies are browning before the soup mixture even melts along with the frozen veggies. I added a cup of water. Am I doing something wrong?"

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eubecknx
Reviewed Nov. 11, 2015

"Great recipe. I used Bloody Mary mix instead of Tomato soup ."

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1914skin
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"THEE BEST I followed the recipe exactly.... the last half hour I added dumplings. I have served it many times to many friends. They all raved about it. Thank you Taste of home!"

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Moemoe67
Reviewed Oct. 27, 2015

"I agree with everyone else! This recipe tastes as if you spent a lot longer on it, it's delicious. I did thin it out just a little bit with V8 juice but not necessary, great just how it is. Served it over white jasmine rice-got many compliments! Will for sure make it again! THANK YOU!!!!!"

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janet.newburg@yahoo.com
Reviewed Oct. 6, 2015

"I really enjoyed this stew. The flavor is wonderful. I have never used tomato soup in a stew recipe. It added just enough tomato flavor without being overwhelming. I am making it again tonight and am looking forward to enjoying it all over again. Easy and simple."

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cwbuff2
Reviewed Sep. 26, 2015

"This stew tastes almost as good as one which would take 4 times longer to prepare. When you're really pressed for time, or just want to spend your time doing something other than cooking, this recipe is for you. I even left out the browning step without noticing much difference, which makes it even more speedy."

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ruth43
Reviewed Feb. 23, 2015

"Great and easy stew. I agree with blclark63. Hints on what to add or tweak is great, but if one wants special diet foods, look for those on the web."

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blclark63
Reviewed Oct. 15, 2014

"I am so tired of people rating a recipe based on the sugar, salt and fat. If you want a recipe that is low on everything, then do your search according to your diet. I read reviews to see if it tastes good!!!!! Some people still eat REAL food. Most of the diet stuff has chemicals added. BTW, this is a great recipe. Thanks for sharing."

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