Perfect Winter Beef Stew

  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes (Total time: 2 Hours 15 Minutes)
  • Serving Size: 8
  • 3/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
  • 2 pounds Beef For Stew, Such As Beef Chuck Roast, Cut Into 1 Inch Chunks
  • 6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, Chopped
  • 3 cups Sliced Mushrooms
  • 1 cup Chopped Onions (about 1 Large)
  • 3 cups Sliced Carrots (about 6 Medium)
  • 1-1/2 pounds Potatoes, Peeled, Cut Into Large Chunks (about 4 Cups)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Stewed Tomatoes, Undrained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 oz.) Beef Broth
  • POUR dressing over meat in large resealable plastic bag. Seal bag; turn to evenly coat meat with dressing. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large saucepan on medium heat 5 min. or until crisp, stirring occasionally. Remove bacon from saucepan; drain drippings.

    ADD mushrooms and onions to same saucepan; cook on medium-high heat 10 min. or until tender, stirring occasionally. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade. Add meat, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes, broth and bacon to saucepan; stir.

    BRING to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour 15 min. Uncover; simmer an additional 15 min. or until meat is cooked through and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.


    Jazz It Up

    Add 1/2 tsp. dried thyme leaves with the broth for extra flavor.


    Prepare as directed, using KRAFT Light Italian Reduced Fat Dressing.