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Chuckwagon Stew Recipe
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Chuckwagon Stew

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"Beef cubes and bar-b-que beans combine quickly in this hearty and tasty slow cooked meal. No need to brown the meat makes this extra easy for the working mom. Great with cornbread or brown bread and a cold beer."

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    10 hrs

    10 hrs 10 mins


  1. Place the beef stew meat, sausage, onion, and potatoes into a slow cooker, and stir to distribute evenly. Spoon the baked beans evenly over the mixture. Cover, and cook on Low for 8 to 10 hours, or cook on High for 4 to 5 hours.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Aug 01, 2007

You really need to take the time to season the meat and brown it prior to adding to the slow cooker, otherwise it ends up bland and mushy tasting. I used 2 lbs of chuck roast cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes seasoned with salt, pepper, garlic powder and red pepper flake. I browned the meat in 1 tablespoon of oil before adding to the slow cooker. After I browned the meat, I sauted the onion along with 2 cloves of garlic until lightly golden. Doing this may take a little bit of time, but it does wonders to add flavor to the final stew. Also, I needed to add a 16 oz bottle of barbecue sauce to ensure there was enough sauce. I thinned it with a 1/2 cup of beef stock. Garnished the stew with cheddard cheese and served over biscuits.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jun 12, 2003

I wasn't a fan of this one. It was definitely hearty, but it lacked pizazz and flavor. You can try livening it up by adding spices and green peppers, but I haven't even touched the leftovers!

Dec 16, 2005

My family enjoyed this recipe. I added 1/2 large sweet onion, chopped. I also browned and seasoned the stew meat before placing in crock-pot. I used Bush's Barbeque Baked Beans, 2 28oz cans, and drained juices from one of them before putting in crock-pot. I also added 1/2 bottle of our favorite barbeque sauce. I think this recipe is great because you can customize it so easily to your families taste. If you found it bland but liked it otherwise, try it again seasoning the meat and adding in some of your family’s favorite flavors, I did and it was a hit. Try a little mustard for a tang. I am going to put chunked pineapple in next time. Little meatballs instead of stew meat if your kids don’t like stew meat.

Feb 08, 2004

This was a hit with my family! I didn't have the bar-b-que benas so I substituted 2 15oz. cans of pork & beans and added bar-b-que sauce to taste. Also, my husband tasted it about and hour before the end of the cooking time and suggested that I add liquid smoke. I did and that really brought out the flavor. Will use this recipe often.

Dec 06, 2007

I just made this today; I knew we were going to have a busy day, so I planned ahead and threw it in the crockpot this morning. I followed someone else's suggestion, and browned the stew beef a bit with some seasonings and onions before I put it in the crockpot. I cut the potatoes into small cubes since we have little ones, and used regular baked beans. Left it on low for 8 hours-- I was concerned it wouldn't be juicy enough, but it was just perfect! My two little girls (2 and 3) ate their entire bowlful, and my husband had 2 big bowls. I served it with bbq sauce on the side, and a loaf of hot, fresh bread. Perfect meal for a winter evening!

Oct 30, 2003

Great use for leftover baked beans and potatoes!! This stew is quite hearty and tastes great - especially with some spice added (I added hot pepper flakes, cayenne and white pepper). I tried cooking this on high in my slow cooker for four hours, and the meat was still pink, so I'd go with 5 hours on the high setting at a minimum.

Feb 05, 2007

Everyone loves this recipe..even my daughter's picky boyfriend. I made a few additions. I added extra onions and a can of diced tomatos. Try the Busch's baked beans Bold and Spicy blend. They have cilantro, which really adds some flavor! A great recipe!!!!

Sep 20, 2006

Wowwee that was good.. but to be fair, I only used this recipe as a "guideline". First of all I browned the beef (not the sausage), then, I did not have BBQ beans, so I used baked and BBQ sauce ( I love it when I can use 1/2 open containers), then I found out we were out of potatoes, so I used 1/2 a bag of frozen french fries... MAN THAT WAS GOOD! It was a slusshy texture and both the wife and kids thought that "Dad messed up again" until they ate it... wonderfull. I can't wait until I make the recepie the way it was writen up....


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  • Calories
  • 668 kcal
  • 33%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 61.3 g
  • 20%
  • Cholesterol
  • 101 mg
  • 34%
  • Fat
  • 30.5 g
  • 47%
  • Fiber
  • 11.8 g
  • 47%
  • Protein
  • 36.4 g
  • 73%
  • Sodium
  • 1128 mg
  • 45%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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