Tender Beef 'n' Bean Stew Recipe
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Tender Beef 'n' Bean Stew Recipe

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"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
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

Nutritional 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.


  1. 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. Yield: 10 servings.
Originally published as Tender Beef 'N' Bean Stew in Quick Cooking March/April 2005, p23

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Joscy User ID: 2694585 59641
Reviewed Jan. 17, 2014

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

angelasandoval User ID: 2401339 86422
Reviewed 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 User ID: 1977315 206343
Reviewed 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!"

bridgettevh User ID: 3319826 55793
Reviewed 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 User ID: 179832 63783
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

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

TJ_Cooks User ID: 4508015 136906
Reviewed 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 User ID: 826492 149132
Reviewed 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."

nellorac User ID: 1398631 55626
Reviewed Mar. 28, 2008

"I'm sorry to see the changes you've made in your web site. Last week when I was looking for recipes I had a great time and found several I wanted. Tonight I have been frustrated at nearly every turn. What happened to your old, easy to navigate site????"

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