Hearty Half-Hour Beef Stew

Ready in
30 min
This hearty beef stew comes together in 30 minutes but tastes like it simmered for hours on the stove. Using pre-cooked pot roast and canned potatoes cuts cooking time considerably without sacrificing flavour.

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Prep Time

5 min

Cooking Time

25 min

Price/Availability Effective Date: February 10, 2014


1 Our Finest Pot Roast
1 tbsp Great Value Butter unsalted
Sweet onion medium sweet onion, peeled & diced
2 Carrot medium carrots, peeled & cut into rounds
1 pkg Great Value Roast Gravy Mix
2 cups Great Value Reduced Sodium Beef Broth
1 can Great Value Whole White Potatoes drained & halved
1 can Great Value Whole Mushrooms drained
0.75 cup Great Value Frozen Green Peas


  1. Cut off one corner of the pot roast bag. Squeeze gravy into a medium sized bowl, set aside.  Remove pot roast from packaging and cut into bite-sized chunks using a fork and sharp knife, set aside.
  2. In a large saucepan heat the butter over medium-high.  Add onion and carrots, sauté 5-7 minutes or until soft.
  3. Combine beef broth and gravy mix with the reserved pot roast gravy.  When onions and carrots are soft, add gravy mixture and bring to a boil; simmer 1-2 minutes, stirring often, or until thickened.
  4. Add halved potatoes and mushrooms to the stew.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer 8-10 minutes stirring often.
  5. Gently stir through the pot roast chunks and frozen peas, being careful not to break up the meat too much.  Simmer 5 minutes longer or until the beef and peas are heated through.

Recipe notes

  1. Defrost the pot roast in the fridge overnight or submerge the bag in cold water for 30 minutes.
  2. Serve with crusty bread on the side to soak up all the delicious gravy.

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