Recipe Time: Home Style Stew – 5 Ingredients or Less

Quick easy stew recipe by Marie Shanks on the Taste of Home recipe site.
Quick easy stew recipe by Marie Shanks on the Taste of Home recipe site.

The weather is cooling off quickly and colder nights have me thinking about hearty, flavorful dinners, that will fill and warm my family.  I’m often looking for a recipe to try either from friends, magazines, my church (which is an abundant source of good recipes), or the internet.  Lately the internet has been a great source for recipes, particularly the Taste of Home recipe site.  Being a cook who likes ‘easy,’ any recipe that says five ingredients or less usually catches my eye.  Add a crockpot and there’s a good chance I’ll give it a try.

For the record, I do not post a recipe I have not tried or enjoyed for myself.  I am not paid for endorsements and I mention other sites because I like to credit recipe sources if I am able.  I blog simply because I like to share information and meet new people. So here’s a very tasty and hearty stew that is easy, filling and enjoyed by my family.  I hope you and your family will enjoy it too.

Home-Style Stew Recipe

Home-Style Stew Recipe

By Marie Shanks, Terre Haute, Indiana
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 6 hoursYIELD:5 servings


  • 2 packages (16 ounces each) frozen vegetables for stew
  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
  • 1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed tomato soup, undiluted
  • 1 envelope reduced-sodium onion soup mix


  • 1. Place vegetables in a 5-qt. slow cooker. In a large nonstick skillet coated with cooking spray, brown beef on all sides.
  • 2. Transfer to slow cooker. Combine the remaining ingredients; pour over the top.
  • 3. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until meat is tender. Yield: 5 servings.

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