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Spicy Beef Vegetable Stew Recipe
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Spicy Beef Vegetable Stew

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"A great soup to come home to on cold days. I like to serve it with corn bread or grilled cheese sandwiches."

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Original recipe makes 12 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 hrs 10 mins

    8 hrs 20 mins


  1. Heat a large skillet over medium-high heat and stir in ground beef and onions. Cook and stir until beef is crumbly, evenly browned, and no longer pink, about 10 minutes. Drain and discard any excess grease.
  2. Transfer beef mixture to a slow cooker. Stir in spaghetti sauce, water, mixed vegetables, diced tomatoes, celery, beef bouillon, and pepper. Cover and cook on Low until vegetables are tender, about 8 hours.
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  • Cook's Notes:
  • You can substitute the ground beef with stew meat and use beef broth instead of bouillon granules and water.
  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Jul 20, 2012

It's rare that I take a chance on completely unrated recipes, simply because I like to see what other people said about the recipe before I try it ... but this stew was just what I was looking for so I had to try it! I was pleasantly surprised and now wish that I would have thought to take a pic of the stew so you could have a photo for your fantastic recipe! I'm not a huge fan of beef stews usually, but using the base of spaghetti sauce made all of the difference to me (I used Ragu original meatless). I tried to follow the recipe as closely as I could while using the items that I had on hand. The only changes that I made were using 2 cans of mixed veggies, rather than frozen, because that's what I had, and I used plain diced tomatoes since I didn't have any with chili's, but I did add a sprinkle of chili powder and a little bit of dried jalapenos to give it the kick that it was missing from the chili's. I also used 2 cans of beef broth, to replace the water and bouillon (I was trying to clean out some pantry canned goods, can you tell? lol). I let this cook on low in the crock pot while I was at work all day, which was about 9hrs or so. I severed this over homemade parmesan chive potato pancakes with a dollop of sour cream on top. I have to say this was one of the most successful soups or stews that I've made and we love, LOVED it! Thanks so much for such a great and easy recipe!

Oct 09, 2012

This was a good, basic vegetable stew. My 5-year-old loved it. I would not, however, call this a "spicy" stew.

Aug 08, 2012

This was a very easy meal. The fiance loved it, but it wasn't spicy enough for me. I added some jalapenos in it for the kick. Also, I couldn't find buillion and I didn't have beef broth, so I just added a ton of garlic powder. I like that it is a thicker stew, and I loved the ground beef. I had a ton of leftovers, but I don't feel bad about eating them. It is delicious. Try scaling back, though, unless you want a week's worth of stew. Also, I was in a hurry, so I cooked it on high for 4 hours. It turned out okay, but would have been better with the suggested time.

Aug 26, 2015

very good! I added 1 T chopped dried grn peppers, 1 1/2 t Italian seasoning, and 3oz of tomato paste to thicken it!

Apr 28, 2015

Love this recipe!

Jun 10, 2014

I made this last night for the first time and it's wonderful. Very quick and easy to make. I did take note of other reviewers opinions that said it wasn't very spicy and decided to add two cans of chopped green chilies. It turned out great, with just enough spice to the taste. I'll definitely be making this one again.

May 06, 2014

Tried this with leftover roast meat & juice from the roast (flavorful sub for water & broth) , added a diced up potato & substituted the mixed frozen veggies with corn & green beans cause that's all I had! It turned out amazing, kids 8,3 & hubby loved it, will definitely make again!!!

Oct 07, 2012

This is definitely a soup and not a stew, but very good! I took the advice of some other reviewers and added cayenne pepper, plus some garlic powder. I used one beef bouillon cube instead of granules, since that's what I had, and used carrots instead of celery (same reason). I cut the carrots finely and cooked them with the ground beef and onions. I used about 1 1/4 lbs. of meat, as that's the size of the pkg. My husband loved it! I'll be making it again!


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  • Calories
  • 164 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 17.3 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 24 mg
  • 8%
  • Fat
  • 6.6 g
  • 10%
  • Fiber
  • 4 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 9.3 g
  • 19%
  • Sodium
  • 468 mg
  • 19%

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

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