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Santa Fe Stew Recipe

Santa Fe Stew Recipe

Meet the Cook: This recipe came with me from New Mexico, where I lived years ago. It's been a hit at everything from a simple family supper to a church fellowship! Our three daughters are 19, 17 and 6. My husband's a truck driver, and we live in town. But we also have an 80-acre farm, filled with pine trees, that belonged to my great-granddad - one day, we hope to build a house there. -Patti Henson, Linden, Texas
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1-1/2 hours YIELD:6-8 servings


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 lean beef roast (about 2 to 3 pounds), cut into 1/2-inch cubes
  • 2 medium onions, sliced
  • 1 can (10 ounces) tomatoes with jalapenoes* or 1 can (16 ounces) tomatoes, cut up, liquid reserved
  • 1 can (15 ounces) pinto beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (4 ounces each) chopped green chilies
  • 1 can (10-1/2 ounces) condensed beef broth
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 1 cup water
  • Salt to taste
  • Shredded Monterey Jack cheese


  • 1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high. Brown beef on all sides. Add all remaining ingredients except cheese; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Serve in bowls topped with cheese. (*Look for tomatoes with jalapenos in ethnic food section of your grocery store.) Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 251 calories, 8g fat (2g saturated fat), 52mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 18g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 4g fiber), 27g protein.

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