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Mexicana Skillet Stew Recipe

Bobby Walker brings the Southwest to her table with this super supper. "I sometimes serve this hearty mixture in warm flour tortillas," writes the Lake Isabella, California reader. "Add some scrambled eggs and you have a terrific breakfast burrito," she suggests.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 5 min. Cook: 35 min. YIELD:4 servings


  • 1 pound lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 1 large green pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (4 ounces) mushroom stems and pieces, undrained
  • 3/4 cup picante sauce
  • Garlic salt and pepper to taste


  • 1. In a large skillet, cook beef, potatoes, onion, green pepper and mushrooms over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  • 2. Add picante sauce, garlic salt and pepper. Cook 5 minutes longer or until heated through. Yield: 4 servings.

Nutritional Facts

One 1-cup serving (prepared with lean ground beef and garlic powder) equals 344 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 41 mg cholesterol, 527 mg sodium, 35 g carbohydrate, 4 g fiber, 27 g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3-1/2 meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.