Crockpot Beef and Bean Stew

Beef Stew with Beans and Tomatoes
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  • 8 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 8 hrs
  • Yield: 6 Servings
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This is a flavorful crockpot beef stew, a delicious and hearty meal your family will enjoy. Use pinto beans or black beans in this tasty Spanish-style stew.

For a completely satisfying lunch or dinner., you can serve this stew with your favorite cornbread or muffins, or with crusty rolls or bread.

Related Recipe: Home-Style Vegetable Beef Stew

What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds stew beef, lean, cut into ​small pieces
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 3 ribs celery, sliced
  • 1 cup carrots, julienne-cut or thinly sliced
  • 1 sweet green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 sweet red bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 teaspoon salt, or to taste 
  • 1 teaspoon Cajun seasoning or seasoning salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
  • 2 cans (15 oz each) pinto beans or black beans, drained, rinsed
  • 1 can (10 1/2 oz) condensed beef broth, undiluted, or homemade rich beef stock
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) diced tomatoes, not drained

How to Make It

  1. Toss the beef with flour. In a large skillet, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef and onion; sauté, stirring frequently, until well browned.
  2. In a 4 to 6-quart slow cooker, combine the celery, carrots, green and red bell pepper, seasonings, beans, broth, tomatoes, and the browned beef and onions.
  3. Cover and cook on HIGH for 4 to 5 hours, or on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.
  4. Add corn kernels about 1 hour before serving time, if desired.
  1. Serve with hot baked cornbread or muffins.