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Stovetop Beef Stew

Mitzi Sentiff of Annapolis, Maryland uses a packaged pot roast dinner jazzed up with a few additional ingredients to give it that slow-cooked flavor. “You might think this is too good to be true, but believe it,” writes Mitzi. “Serve it with a salad or veggie side dish and dinner rolls for a complete and delicious meal.”
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 package (24 ounces) frozen Yankee pot roast skillet dinner
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes with roasted garlic, undrained
  • 1 cup reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup dry red wine or additional reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1/2 cup sliced celery
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/8 to 1/4 teaspoon dried marjoram
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen peas and pearl onions
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley


  • In a large saucepan, combine the pot roast dinner, tomatoes, broth, wine, celery, pepper and marjoram. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 8 minutes.
  • Stir in peas and onions; cook 7-9 minutes longer or until onions are tender. Sprinkle with parsley.
Editor's Note: This recipe was tested with Stouffer's Skillets Yankee Pot Roast.
Nutrition Facts
1-3/4 cups: 263 calories, 4g fat (2g saturated fat), 21mg cholesterol, 1274mg sodium, 38g carbohydrate (12g sugars, 5g fiber), 13g protein.

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  • tkarinas
    Jan 20, 2010

    Beef stew is not normally my favourite, but this one turns out beautifully. It's one we'll make many more times and we'll be keeping the recipe.