Satisfies hungry appetites.
12 ounces bulk sausage
11/2 pounds stew meat, cubed small
1 (12-ounce) package frozen seasoning blend
(chopped onions, celery, bell pepper)
2 (15-ounce) cans kidney beans
2 (141/2-ounce) cans diced tomatoes
1 (12-ounce) can tomato paste
2 tablespoons real bacon bits
2–4 fresh jalapeño peppers, seeded, chopped (optional)
4 cups water
Brown sausage and meat in large skillet; transfer to large crockpot with slotted spoon. Sauté frozen seasoning blend veggies in drippings; transfer to crockpot with slotted spoon. Add remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low 8–10 hours or on high 4–5 hours. Serve with your choice of sour cream, sliced green onions, corn chips, or Cheddar cheese for toppings. Serves 12 or more.
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