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How to Make Winter Beef Stew

How to Make Winter Beef Stew

Perfect Winter Beef Stew
It's easy to make the perfect hearty beef stew. We'll show you how, step by step.
Recipe Rating: 4.5

what you need

3/4 cup KRAFT Zesty Italian Dressing
2 lb. beef stew meat, such as beef chuck roast, cut into 1-inch chunks
6 slices OSCAR MAYER Bacon, chopped
1/2 lb. sliced fresh mushrooms
1 large onion, chopped
6 carrots (about 1 lb.), sliced
1-1/2 lb. potatoes (about 3), peeled, cut into large chunks
1can (14-1/2 oz.) stewed tomatoes, undrained
1can (14-1/2 oz.) beef broth

make it

Perfect Winter Beef Stew - Step 1
1. TRIM excess fat from meat and cut into even 1-inch chunks using a sharp knife.
Perfect Winter Beef Stew - Step 2

2. PLACE dressing and beef in large resealable plastic bag. Refrigerate 30 min. to marinate.

Perfect Winter Beef Stew - Step 3

3. COOK bacon in large pot on medium heat 5 min. or until crisp. Remove bacon from pot using slotted spoon.

Perfect Winter Beef Stew - Step 4

4. DRAIN excess bacon fat carefully into a tin can, rather than pouring down sink. (Note: bacon fat will be extremely hot.) Place can in refrigerator until fat has solidified before discarding.

Perfect Winter Beef Stew - Step 5

5. ADD onion and mushrooms to pot; cook on medium-high heat 10 min. or until softened. Remove beef from marinade; discard marinade. Add beef, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes with their liquid, broth and bacon to pot.

Perfect Winter Beef Stew - Step 6

6. BRING to boil, stirring occasionally. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer 1 hour 15 min. or until meat is tender and sauce is thickened, stirring occasionally. Makes 8 servings.

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