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Fiesta Beef Bowls

This easy entree will knock your socks off. Zesty ingredients turn round steak into a phenomenal meal-in-one. —Deborah Linn, Valdez, Alaska
  • Total Time
    Prep: 25 min. Cook: 8-1/2 hours
  • Makes
    6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds boneless beef top round steak
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 3 cups hot cooked rice
  • 1/2 cup shredded cheddar cheese
  • 6 tablespoons sliced ripe olives
  • 6 tablespoons thinly sliced green onions
  • 6 tablespoons guacamole


  • Place round steak in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the tomatoes, onion, garlic and seasonings; pour over steak. Cover and cook on low for 8-9 hours or until meat is tender.
  • Remove meat from slow cooker. Add beans to tomato mixture. Cover and cook on high for 30 minutes or until beans are heated through. When cool enough to handle, slice meat. In individual bowls, layer the rice, meat and bean mixture. Top with cheese, olives, onions and guacamole.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 460 calories, 11g fat (4g saturated fat), 74mg cholesterol, 720mg sodium, 52g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 9g fiber), 38g protein.

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  • Tawny
    May 10, 2020

    This is my mom's recipe, she passed in 2008, but I remember very clearly how excited she was to have her recipe chosen to be printed in a Taste of Home magazine.

  • jstowellsupermom
    Mar 24, 2020

    Great recipe! Simple and filling too!

  • Trosie74
    Jul 18, 2015

    Love! It's so easy and delicious! I have tweaked it to make it my own by using black beans & pinto and replaced pepper with fajita seasoning. The rice is also good with some cilantro & lime.

  • parksalot
    Jan 27, 2015

    I've made the several times. Super easy. Fantastic taste!

  • mjlouk
    Feb 21, 2013

    I ended up making this on the stove top with thin sliced round steak and it was still delicious even without the rice!

  • jgbex1
    Dec 15, 2012

    I love this! Great for football games

  • Kristy21
    Nov 5, 2012

    No comment left

  • voodoowitch
    Aug 13, 2012

    The sauce part was very good but the meat was horribly dry which seems impossible with the amount of liquid in there. I even used top sirloin. Maybe boneless chicken breast would be better.

  • administrator
    Jul 26, 2012

    This is SO tasty and delicious. It's one of our absolute favorites. I will be making this for years and years.

  • jmkasprak
    May 28, 2012

    Wow, it surprised me that this had decent spiciness. It must have been from the tomatoes. Anyway, we loved it. I bought whole wheat tortillas to put the mixture in because I was tired of rice dishes. We had to drain off some of the broth, so I was surprised when I read the previous review stating theirs was dry.