Bacon Chili Beef Stew

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

Yield

6 servings

Ingredients

4 slices bacon, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
1 1/2 pound 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 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with mild green chilies, undrained
1 (12 ounce) jar home-style beef gravy
2 tablespoons chili sauce
4 unpeeled small red potatoes, diced (2 cups)
2 medium carrots, sliced (1 cup)
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn (from 12 ounce bag)

Directions

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.

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.

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.

Stir in corn. Cook uncovered 10 to 15 minutes longer, stirring occasionally, until corn is tender.

Estimated Time

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour 25 minutes

Additional Information

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.

Nutritional Information

1 Serving (1 Serving): Calories 430 (Calories from Fat 190), Total Fat 22 g (Saturated Fat 8 g, Trans Fat 1/2 g), Cholesterol 80 mg; Sodium 1070 mg; Total Carbohydrate 28 g (Dietary Fiber 5 g, Sugars 9 g), Protein 31 g; Exchanges: 1 Starch; 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 1 Vegetable; 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 Fat; Carbohydrate Choices: 2

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