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 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 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 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 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 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 63783
Reviewed May. 19, 2011

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

TJ_Cooks 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 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 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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