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Texas Ranch-Style Stew Recipe

Texas Ranch-Style Stew Recipe

Ground beef, beans and pasta thickens this hearty stew that's perfect for brisk autumn days. The zippy sauce, made with canned vegetable juice, gives the chunky mixture a western flair —Mrs. J.W. West of Alvord, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 25 min. YIELD:6 servings

Ingredients

  • 1 cup small shell pasta
  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 medium green pepper, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 3 cans (5-1/2 ounces each) reduced-sodium V8 juice
  • 1 can (15 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) Southwestern diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1/2 cup frozen corn
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. Cook pasta according to package directions.
  • 2. Meanwhile, in a large nonstick skillet, cook the beef, onion, green pepper and garlic over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer, uncovered, for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. Drain pasta; stir into stew. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1-1/3 cups equals 307 calories, 7 g fat (3 g saturated fat), 37 mg cholesterol, 886 mg sodium, 37 g carbohydrate, 7 g fiber, 22 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 2 vegetable, 1-1/2 starch.