Hearty Green Chili Stew
Total TimePrep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
- 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
- 2 medium onions, chopped
- 2 tablespoons canola oil
- 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
- 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
- 1 cup water
- 3 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Shredded cheddar or Monterey Jack cheese, optional
- In a large skillet, brown beef and onions in oil; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker.
- Combine the beans, tomatoes, chilies, water, bouillon, garlic, sugar, salt if desired and pepper; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours or until beef is tender. Sprinkle with cheese if desired.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 259 calories, 12g fat (0 saturated fat), 70mg cholesterol, 363mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 25g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2-1/2 meat, 1 starch.
Jun 17, 2019
Hi, I cooked this on my stove for a little over an hour and it came out wonderfully. I did make some adjustments. This recipe seems relatively salty. I only used 2 bullion cubes and didn't add salt, pepper, or sugar. I didn't add any oil aside from what I used to cook with. I let the meat get to room temp and let it marinate in a little olive oil and balsamic vinegar. I used 2 cans of pinto beans; one was no salt added, and one was 'chili beans' which were lightly seasoned and still had low salt. I would definitely feel free to add a 2nd can of beans. I will likely make it the same again, I have no complaints about the taste beyond lack of spice or seasoning. My biggest regret was not cutting the meat into smaller chunks and perhaps that I wasn't daring enough to add anything like potatoes since they weren't in the recipe. The recipe itself is a bit void of spice and seasoning, and I don't feel the green chillies really make up for it -- this could potentially be on my end for not slowcooking in a crockpot, but not so sure. This being my first time cooking a stew, it was a nice introduction. I was impressed with myself in terms of the result, but as it cooled down and I was getting to the bottom of my bowl, I was realizing I wanted my mouth to be on fire. I give 4 stars: on the plus side it's pretty simple and can be done easily, and quickly like the way I did it, but, on the downside, the original recipe seems to lack a certain zest that I don't think the ingredients and slowcooking would have accounted for.
Mar 3, 2013
This was good. Followed recipe as is. The next time i might just add some cilantro. This was even better the next day.
Oct 8, 2012
I made this the other day and it was wonderful. It made the house smell so good too on a chilly fall day. Went exactly by the recipe and it turned out great. We topped it with finely shredded jalapeno/habanero cheese. Very filling and the leftovers were just as good. I know we will have this again . . . soon!
Feb 6, 2012
used pork instead of beef. added dried cumin and celantro. this is a hit. Yes I will make it again and again. It uses items I constantly have in the house. Which makes it even better.
Nov 5, 2010
I made this for my family that was in town and they were hungry. It hit the spot and I received compliments on it. I wish I had made more because we ran out!
Nov 21, 2009
Wow, this is very good! My husband loved it. This will become one of our regular meals. I think next time I will double the amount of beans.