Mexican Beef Stew

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 hours
Total Time 8 hours 15 minutes
Servings 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast cut into 2 inch cubes
  • 2 large red onions chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic chopped
  • 2 chipotle chili peppers in adobo sauce chopped
  • 1 teaspoon oregano
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 cup dark beer or low sodium beef broth
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 15-oz. can plum tomatoes chopped


  • In a large skillet, heat olive oil over medium heat and sear beef 3 to 4 minutes until browned.
  • In a large slow cooker, beef and remaining 8 ingredients (onions through tomatoes) and cook on low for 8 hours until beef is cooked through.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Whole grain rolls with butter and a big salad (lettuce -not iceberg-, salad veggies and salad dressing).
VEGETARIAN: Use mushrooms instead of beef chuck and adjust cook time. Use vegetable broth if not using dark beer.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure chipotle peppers, beer (or beef broth) and plum tomatoes are gluten free.
NUTRITION: 438 Calories; 31g Fat; 26g Protein; 12g Carbohydrate; 3g Dietary Fiber; 88mg Cholesterol; 162mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain (Starch); 3 1/2 Lean Meat; 1 1/2 Vegetable; 4 Fat.
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