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Chili Beef Stew

“Given to me by my mother, this spicy stew became a favorite with my own five children,” writes Evelyn Bullington from Temple City, California. We've pared it down for a twosome. Tip: Leftover beef broth can be frozen for a future use.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 teaspoons canola oil
  • 3/4 cup chopped onion
  • 2/3 cup chopped green pepper
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes
  • 1/2 cup beef broth
  • 2 tablespoons minced fresh parsley
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 small garlic clove, minced
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/3 cup canned pinto beans, rinsed and drained


  • In a large saucepan, brown meat in oil on all sides. Remove and set aside. In the same pan, saute onion and green pepper until tender. Return meat to the pan.
  • Stir in the tomatoes, broth, parsley, chili powder, garlic, cumin and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Stir in beans; heat through.

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