Slow-Cooker Southwest Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 30 min. Cook: 6 hours


11 servings (2-3/4 quarts)

Updated: Oct. 04, 2022
I made this stew for my ladies' group at church, and everyone loved it! Best of all, I could start the soup before I left for work in the morning and have it ready to go when I got home. —Anita Roberson, Williamston, North Carolina
Slow-Cooker Southwest Beef Stew Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen corn
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) chicken broth
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chiles, undrained
  • 1 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt-free Southwest chipotle seasoning blend
  • 1-1/2 cups cooked rice
  • 1/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink, 5-7 minutes; crumble beef; drain.
  2. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the next seven ingredients. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours or until heated through.
  3. Stir in rice; heat through. Sprinkle each serving with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1 cup: 228 calories, 6g fat (3g saturated fat), 42mg cholesterol, 482mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 4g fiber), 17g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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