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Two by Four Stew Recipe
  • READY IN 20 mins

Two by Four Stew

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"A delicious quick and easy beef stew. Eat over corn chips, with sour cream, or try alone."

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Original recipe makes 8 (1 cup) servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins

    20 mins


  1. Place beef in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring occasionally until evenly brown and crumbled. Drain excess grease. Reduce heat to medium, and stir in the diced tomatoes, ranch-style beans and minestrone soup. Stir occasionally until heated through.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jul 06, 2005

My boyfriend loved this! I was a bit skeptical because it looked too easy, but I was pleasantly surprised. Added chopped onion, garlic powder, salt and pepper while browning the meat, and added about four dashes of chili powder after adding all the other ingredients. This is a perfect recipe for someone who is busy; it is simple, fast and delicious!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 07, 2009

This was basically just another Chili recipe with minestrone soup. Was not bad by no means, but will not make again, as I already have a Chili recipe.

Mar 20, 2004

So easy ... so good ... my husband LOVED this! Thanks for sharing.

Oct 14, 2009

This is a great recipe and I was right along with the skeptics who said they were too leery of anything this easy. Amazing flavor and less than 5 minutes mixing time with another 5 to heat through. Don't be too wary to give this one a try!

Sep 23, 2008

I just made this for supper and we loved it. I served it without any liquid (there was quite a lot in the pan, so I drained it out), over tostitos chips and topped with shredded cheeses. Delicious and so quick and easy to make.

Oct 04, 2010

My family loved this. I added 3 tablespoons of sour cream and a tablespoon of worcestershire sauce. Also put some cheddar cheese, dollop of sour cream and chives on top, because our little one likes to "make food pretty".

Feb 19, 2008

was pretty good, will make again

Nov 15, 2005

I've made this recipe twice now, and it's a keeper in my home! It's easy, quick, and most importantly, nutritious. Thanks!


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  • Calories
  • 382 kcal
  • 19%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 30.3 g
  • 10%
  • Cholesterol
  • 72 mg
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 14.9 g
  • 23%
  • Fiber
  • 9.7 g
  • 39%
  • Protein
  • 28.4 g
  • 57%
  • Sodium
  • 1219 mg
  • 49%

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

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