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Taco Stew

Sure, the ingredients are simple, but together they make this awesome stew. Bake a quick pan of cornbread to eat on the side. It's perfect for sopping up what's in your bowl. —Suzanne Francis, Marysville, Washington
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    6 servings (2 quarts)

Ingredients

  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans (10 ounces each) diced tomatoes and green chiles
  • 1 can (15 ounces) tomato sauce
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn (about 7 ounces)
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • Crushed tortilla chips, optional

Directions

  • In a large saucepan, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink, breaking into crumbles, 6-8 minutes; drain.
  • Stir in beans, tomatoes, tomato sauce, corn, chili powder and cumin. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; simmer 5-10 minutes to allow flavors to blend. If desired, top each serving with tortilla chips.
  • Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
Nutrition Facts
1-1/3 cups (calculated without tortilla chips): 313 calories, 10g fat (3g saturated fat), 47mg cholesterol, 1041mg sodium, 35g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 9g fiber), 23g protein.

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