Spicy Beef Stew

Servings 6 servings


  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 pounds extra-lean beef chuck cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 6 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 large red onion diced
  • 2 large sweet potatoes peeled and cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 4 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 tablespoon dried oregano
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  • 1 cup dark beer or use beef broth
  • 1 cup low sodium beef broth or use homemade


  • Heat the olive oil in a large skillet over medium heat until hot. Add beef cubes; sear for 5 minutes per side or until golden.
  • Transfer to a large crock cooker then add remaining ingredients (garlic through broth).
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 8 hours or until beef is fork-tender.


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve steamed cauliflower and broccoli florets on the side.
VEGETARIAN: Substitute beef with sliced portabella mushrooms.
GLUTEN FREE: Make sure beer and broth are gluten free.
NUTRITION: 180 Calories; 10g Fat (47.8% calories from fat); 7g Protein; 18g Carbohydrate; 4g Dietary Fiber; 5mg Cholesterol; 190mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 Grain (Starch); 1/2 Lean Meat; 1/2 Vegetable; 1 1/2 Fat.
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