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Cowboy Beef Stew

  • Prep Time: 2-1/2 to 3 hours
  • Serving Size: 8
  • 2-1/2 pound Beef For Stew, Cut Into 1 Inch Pieces
  • 1 pkg (12 to 14 oz) Dried Bean Soup Mix With Seasoning Packet (not Quick Cooking)
  • 2 tablespoons Vegetable Oil
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 oz each) Diced Tomatoes With Green Peppers And Onion, Undrained
  • 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 oz) Beef Broth
  • 3 cups Frozen Diced Or Hash-brown Potatoes, Optional
  • 1. Soak beans according to package directions. Reserve seasoning.

    2. Coat beef with reserved seasoning. Heat oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown beef in batches. Pour off drippings.

    . Drain beans; discard water. Combine beef, beans, tomatoes and broth in pot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.

    4. Add potatoes; simmer, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.