Sunday, January 5, 2014

Bean 'n' Beef Stew --- slow cooker

Prep : 15 minutes      Cook 8 hours      Makes  8 servings

1              pound lean 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  , un-drained
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 (2-1/2 ounces) sliced ripe olives , drained
2            tablespoons  uncooked long grain rice
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**

In a 5-quart slow cooker , combine  the first 13 ingredients . Cover  and cook on low  for 7  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 .


  1. Dear Nee,
    Delicious recipe, especially on a cold, chilly night! Pure comfort food. Love slow cookers, you just get it all prepared and then just wait...Thanks for sharing....
    Blessings....Dottie :)

    1. Hi Dottie, slow cookers are the way to go , especially for busy people on the go . I received a great Christmas gift , 3 small slow cookers , you can connect up to 6 for different meals . Thanks for stopping by :)

  2. Boy, it's cold and snowy here, so this looks so wonderful! What great flavor this must have. Really good stuff - thanks.

    1. Hi John , it's cold here , no snow , just rain and sleet . yep , wonderful ingredients , thanks for stopping by :).

  3. Dear Nee, A wonderful meal for these cold, cold nights!!! blessings dear. Catherine xo

    1. Hi Catherine , we will have a lot of these meals , forecast says the weather everywhere will get worse , thanks for stopping by :).

  4. Hi Nee,

    Happy 2014! I can feel lots of warmth looking at your wonderful beef stew. Must be perfect to eat for your chilly weather :D


    1. Hi Zoe , Happy 2014 to you . The stew is perfect for my freezing weather , thanks for stopping by :)


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