Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep 15 mins
Cook 2 hrs

This calls for marinating the meat instead of the browning process. Saves time, but feel free to use preference. Passive time includes marinating.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim excess fat from meat and cut into even 1 inch chunks.
  2. Place dressing and beef in large ziplock bag.
  3. Refrigerate 30 minutes.
  4. Cook bacon in large pot on medium heat 5 minutes until crisp.
  5. Remove bacon from pot using slotted spoon.
  6. Discard excess bacon fat.
  7. Add onion and mushrooms to pot.
  8. Cook over medium heat 10 minutes.
  9. Remove beef from marinade.
  10. Discard marinade.
  11. Add beef, carrots, potatoes, tomatoes with liquid, broth and bacon to pot.
  12. Bring to a boil, stirring constantly.
  13. Reduce heat to low.
  14. Cover and simmer 1 1/4 hours.
  15. Uncover.
  16. Continue to simmer for 15 minutes or until meat is tender and sauce is thickened, stirring constantly.
Most Helpful

Very enjoyable. I did halve the mushrooms, and other than that made as directed. The Italian dressing added a nice, different, but wonderful flavor to this. Had a side ready to go, but this definately is a meal for a family of 4, that can be served by itself. Tagged and made for PRMR~Tag.

weekend cooker October 26, 2012

Wonderful beef stew! I used baby portabella mushrooms, yukon gold potatoes, and petite diced tomatoes instead of stewed since that was what I had on hand. Liked the flavor of the stew meat after marinating in the italian dressing. A bit of zing but not as heavy as adding italian seasoning. The stew smelled very good while cooking and we couldnt wait to eat. Served with some dark pumpernickel bread and a big spoon! :) Made and reviewed for KK's Recipe Tag Game.

lauralie41 April 11, 2011

Yum! How comforting on a cold and rainy day. I made this as directed except that I halved the recipe and added lots of pepper. It was even better the next day. Thanks Coffee for another keeper. Made for Photo Tag.

lazyme November 02, 2008