Bacon-Chili Beef Stew

A jar of home-style beef gravy lends delicious, down-home flavor to zesty beef stew.

  • Prep Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Total Time 1 hr 50 min
  • Servings 6

Ingredients

4
slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2
lb lean beef stew meat (1/2-inch pieces)
1
medium onion, chopped (1/2 cup)
1/2
teaspoon seasoned salt
1/8
teaspoon pepper
2
cans (14.5 oz each) diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
1
jar (12 oz) home-style beef gravy
2
tablespoons chili sauce
4
unpeeled small red potatoes, diced (2 cups)
2
medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1
cup Green Giant™ Steamers™ Niblets® frozen whole kernel corn (from 12 oz bag)

  • 1 In 4-quart saucepan, cook bacon over medium heat 3 to 4 minutes, stirring frequently, until cooked but not crisp. Drain all but 2 tablespoons bacon fat from saucepan.
  • 2 Add beef and onion to bacon; sprinkle with seasoned salt and pepper. Cook 4 to 6 minutes, stirring frequently, until beef is beginning to brown and onion is tender.
  • 3 Stir in tomatoes, gravy and chili sauce. Heat to boiling. Add potatoes and carrots. Cover; cook over medium-low heat 50 to 60 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is tender.
  • 4 Stir in corn. Cook uncovered 10 to 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender.

Expert Tips

Like your chili spicy? Use tomatoes labeled “hot” instead of the mild variety.

Serve the stew with warm rolled flour tortillas and a tossed green salad.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
430
(
Calories from Fat
190),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
22%
(Saturated Fat
8g,
8%
Trans Fat
1/2g
1/2%
),
Cholesterol
80mg
80%;
Sodium
1070mg
1070%;
Total Carbohydrate
28g
28%
(Dietary Fiber
5g
5%
  Sugars
9g
9%
),
Protein
31g
31%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
90%;
Vitamin C
15%;
Calcium
8%;
Iron
25%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 1 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.