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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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • 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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Nutrition Facts

667.5 calories; 36.4 g protein; 61.3 g carbohydrates; 100.6 mg cholesterol; 1128.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2007
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. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2003
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! Read More
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114 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 47
  • 4 star values: 45
  • 3 star values: 16
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 3
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2007
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. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
08/01/2007
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. Read More
(47)
Rating: 4 stars
12/16/2005
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/08/2004
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/06/2007
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! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2003
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. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/05/2007
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!!!! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/20/2006
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.... Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
09/24/2012
Really good recipe as is which is how I made it but I think next time I'll leave out the potates add a little extra beef and serve it over rice or better yet over fried potatoes! Baby carrots would be a good addition too. Very quick and easy. Thanks for the recipe Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
06/12/2003
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! Read More
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