Perfect Winter Beef Stew

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An easy, hearty meal for a chilly Fall or cold Winter evening...
3/4 cup KRAFT Italian Dressing
2 lbs beef for stew, such as beef chuck roast, cut into 1 inch chunks
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1 large onion, chopped
3 cups sliced mushrooms
3 cups sliced carrots
3 medium potatoes (about 1-1/2 lb) peeled, cut into large chunks
1 can (14-1/2 oz) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1 can (14-1/2 oz) beef broth
1. Place dressing and meat in large resealable plastic bag.  Refrigerate 30 minutes to marinate.  Meanwhile, cook bacon in large saucepot on medium heat 5 minutes or until crisp.  Remove bacon from saucepot; drain.
2. Add onions and mushrooms; cook on medium-high heat 10 minutes or until softened.  Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade.  Add meat, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes with their liquid, the broth and bacon to saucepot. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally.  Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour and 15 minutes.
3. Simmer, uncovered, 15 minutes or until meat is tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.
Serves:  8

 360 cal, 21 g fat (7 g sat), 21 g carbs, 7 g sugar, 23 g protein
Meal   DinnerDish   Main Dish
Cooking Method   BraisedPrep Time   15 to 30 minutes
Cooking Time   1 1/2 hours

Carolyn Beck

Member since Jun 2008

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