Beef and Barbecue Bean Stew

This is a quick and easy stew to make, and it’s just the thing for fall or winter meals. Serve this easy stew with cornbread or corn muffins and a salad.

Serves: 6Hands-on: 30 minutesTotal: 1 hour 30 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Serves: 6


  • 1 lb. lean ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped white onion
  • ½ cup chopped green bell pepper
  • ½ cup chopped celery
  • 1 can (28 oz.) barbecue-flavored baked beans
  • 1 small carrot, peeled and diced
  • 1 can (8 oz.) tomato sauce
  • 1 cup water
  • ½ tsp. garlic powder
  • 1 can (14.5 oz.) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 6 Tbsp. sour cream


  • In a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-low heat, brown ground beef. Add onion, green pepper, and celery; continue to sauté, stirring frequently, until vegetables are tender, about 5–8 minutes.
  • Add beans, carrots, tomato sauce, water, garlic powder, and tomatoes. Reduce heat to low; cover and simmer for 60 minutes.
  • Add a dollop of sour cream to each serving.