TexMex Beef Fajita Stew

Servings 6 servings


  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 4 cloves garlic pressed
  • 2 pounds beef chuck roast trimmed and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil divided
  • 1/2 cup chopped red bell pepper
  • 1/2 cup chopped onion
  • 2 tablespoons diced jalapeño
  • 2 cups low sodium beef broth
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 1 cup tomato sauce
  • 1 14.5-oz. can crushed tomatoes
  • 15 ounces black beans drained and rinsed or homemade
  • 2 cups cooked brown rice


  • DO-AHEAD TIP: Cook brown rice in time for dinner. In a large zipper-topped plastic bag, place chili powder, cumin and garlic; shake to combine. Add beef cubes, seal bag and shake well to coat.
  • Heat half of the olive oil in a large saucepan with a tight-fitting lid over medium heat. Add beef cubes and brown on all sides; remove from saucepan with a slotted spoon and keep warm.
  • Heat remaining olive oil in the saucepan; add bell pepper, onion and jalapeno and cook for 3 to 5 minutes or until just softened. Add broth and whisk up all of the browned bits from the bottom of the saucepan.
  • Return beef cubes to the saucepan along with salsa, tomato sauce, tomatoes, and black beans. Bring mixture to a boil then immediately reduce heat, cover and simmer for 25 to 30 minutes or until beef is fork-tender.
  • Serve over hot rice and enjoy!


SERVING SUGGESTION: Serve a big salad on the side. VEGETARIAN: Instead of beef, use 8 ounces of sliced white button mushrooms and add an additional 15 ounces of black beans (drained and rinsed or homemade). Use vegetable broth. KOSHER: Make sure beef is certified kosher. GLUTEN FREE: Make sure broth, salsa, tomatoes, beans and tomato sauce are gluten free. NUTRITION: Per Serving: 463 Calories; 16g Fat; 46g Protein; 40g Carbohydrate; 9g Dietary Fiber; 129mg Cholesterol; 880mg Sodium. Exchanges: 1 1/2 Grain(Starch); 5 1/2 Lean Meat; 2 1/2 Vegetable; 1/2 Fat. Points: 12
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