A nice change from the usual beef and beans casseroles, this stew uses ingredients I always have on hand. Filling and not too spicy. Use canned beans that have chili seasonings and peppers, such as Heinz.
- Place all ingredients, except salt, pepper and cheese into crock pot and stir well.
- Cook on high 4-5 hours or on low 6-8 hours.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, if needed, sprinkle cheese over top and cook an additional 15 minutes.