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Cowboy Beef Stew
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Serves 6 |
A hearty stew that tastes amazing.
|3 lbs. beef for stew, cut into 1 inch pieces|
|1 package dried bean soup mix with seasoning packet, 12-14 oz.|
|2 cans diced tomatoes with green peppers and onion, 14.5 oz.|
|2 tablespoons vegetable oil|
|1 can beef broth, 14 to 14.5 oz.|
|3 cups frozen diced or hash-brown potatoes, optional|
|Salt, to taste|
|Pepper, to taste|
- Soak beans in water overnight in refrigerator according to package directions. Reserve seasoning packet.
- Coat beef with seasoning from reserved packet. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/3 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat twice with remaining oil and beef, adding additional oil as needed.
- Pour off drippings; return beef to stockpot. Drain beans; discard water. Add beans, tomatoes and beef broth to stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1/75 to 2.25 hours, or until beef is fork tender.
- Stir in potatoes, if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.