Italian Beef and Bean Stew
Ingredients icon 5 Ingredients
Servings icon Makes 6 servings
Time icon HIGH 5 to 6 hours or on LOW 6 to 7 hours


  • 2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 1-inch pieces

  • 1 package (12 to 14 ounces) dried bean soup mix with seasoning packet

  • 1 can (14 to 14-1/2 ounces) ready-to-serve beef broth

  • 1 cup water

  • 1/2 cup sun-dried tomato pesto sauce or spread


  1. Cover beans with water in large bowl. Cover and soak overnight in refrigerator. Reserve seasoning packet.

  2. Drain beans; rinse and pick over to remove any grit or shriveled and broken beans. Place beans, beef, broth, water and contents of seasoning packet in 4-1/2 to 5-1/2-quart slow cooker. Cover and cook on HIGH 5 to 6 hours or on LOW 6 to 7 hours or until beans are tender and beef is fork-tender. (No stirring is necessary during cooking.)

  3. Stir in pesto; mix well. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve topped with additional pesto, if desired.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition information per serving: 427 calories; 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 112 mg cholesterol; 568 mg sodium; 33 g carbohydrate; 3.6 g fiber; 50 g protein; 5.2 mg niacin; 0.6 mg vitamin B6; 3.2 mcg vitamin B12; 7.1 mg iron; 39.7 mcg selenium; 9.4 mg zinc; 118.5 mg choline.

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