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Barbecue Bean Stew

An Easy, Delicious, One-Pot Meal


Barbecue Bean Stew

Barbecue Bean Stew

Photo: Diana Rattray

This stew is a great choice for a cold and wintery January, and it couldn't be much easier! This budget one-pot meal can be cooked in the slow cooker or on the stovetop, and you can speed it up by using canned or frozen carrots. This was a winner in our home, a recipe I'll use again and again. 

Add cornbread and a tossed salad for a complete meal.


Barbecue Bean Stew

  • 1 large can (28 ounces) barbecue beans
  • 1/2 to 1 pound ground turkey or ground beef
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped green bell pepper (1 medium pepper)
  • 1/2 cup matchstick carrots, or use frozen or canned
  • 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1 can (approximately 14.5 ounces) tomatoes, diced
  • 1 cup shredded cheese
Brown ground turkey or ground beef with onion and green bell pepper; combine with remaining ingredients in crockpot or slow cooker. Cover and cook on low 6 to 9 hours. Serve with a sprinkling of grated cheese and cornbread or crackers.

Stovetop: Brown ground turkey or ground beef with onion and green bell pepper; combine ingredients in a stockpot or Dutch oven. Cover and simmer for 45 minutes to 1 hour.

Note: Cooking time can be shortened by using frozen or canned diced carrots.
Serves 4 to 6.

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