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5 ingredient beef stew

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 4
Author Melissa


  • 1 lb petite red potatoes
  • 4 large carrots halved lengthwise and cut into chunks
  • 1 15 oz package refrigerated cooked beef tips with gravy
  • 1 1/4 cups water
  • 1 cup fresh kale
  • fresh thyme optional


  • Chop the potatoes to make uniform-size pieces. Place potatoes in a large microwave-safe bowl. Cover with vented plastic wrap. Microwave on high for 5 minutes. Add carrots; cover and microwave for 5-7 more minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
  • In a dutch oven combine potatoes and carrots, beef tips in gravy, and the water. Cook over medium-high heat just until bubbly around edges. Add chopped Kale and cover. Cook for 5 more minutes until heated through.
  • Ladle into bowls and top with fresh thyme if desired.


I found the cooked beef tips in gravy in the meat department of my local grocery store.