1 pound beef stew meat
1 teaspoon beef base
3 large carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces (2 cups)
2 medium stalks celery, cut into 1-inch pieces (1 1/2 cups)
2 cloves garlic, finely chopped
1 medium onion, coarsely chopped (1 1/2 cups)
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 can (19 ounces) Progresso® cannellini (white kidney) beans, rinsed and drained
1 can (28 ounces) crushed tomatoes in puree, undrained
1 jar (12 ounces) beef gravy
2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
1 teaspoon sugar
2 cups Green giant® frozen cut green beans (from 1-pound bag)
- Place beef, beef base, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, pepper, kidney beans, tomatoes and gravy in order listed in 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on low heat setting 10 to 12 hours.
- Stir in Italian seasoning, sugar and frozen green beans. Increase heat setting to high. Cover and cook 15 minutes or until green beans are tender.
Makes 6 servings (1 1/2 cups each)