Perfect Beef Stew

“This recipe was found by one of my daughter's on the Kraft website. I decided to try it and boy was it ever good! I just had to share this one.”
2hrs 15mins
1 cup

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 34 cup Italian dressing
  • 2 lbs stew meat (cut into 1-inch chunks)
  • 6 slices bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cups sliced mushrooms (optional)
  • 3 cups sliced carrots
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled cut into chunks
  • 1 (14 ounce) can stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 (14 ounce) can beef broth


  1. Place dressing and meat in large resealable plastic bag.
  2. Refrigerate 30 minute to marinate.
  3. Meanwhile, cook bacon in large saucepan on medium heat 5 minute or until crisp.
  4. Remove bacon from saucepan; drain.
  5. Add onions and mushrooms; cook on medium-high heat 10 minute or until softened.
  6. Remove meat from marinade; discard marinade.
  7. Add meat, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes with their liquid, the broth and bacon to saucepan.
  8. Bring to boil, stirring occasionally.
  9. Reduce heat to low/ cover and simmer 1 hour and 15 minute
  10. Simmer uncovered, 15 minute or until meat is tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally.

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