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Tender Salsa Beef


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers, optional


  • 1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, salsa, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic. Cover and cook on low until meat is tender, 8-10 hours. Using a slotted spoon, serve beef with rice and if desired sliced jalapeno.
    Freeze option: Freeze individual portions of cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup rice : 259 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.


Average Rating:
  • RHiland09
    May 24, 2014

    Really good! - Will make again!

  • Dec 31, 1969

    The house smelled heavenly while it was cooking, but it didn't have much flavor when we ate. Thinking of using pork tenderloin next time, or even the burrito suggestion here.

  • Dec 31, 1969

    Decent but not nearly as flavorful as I had hoped.

  • NH-rescue
    Dec 31, 1969

    So easy and tasted great. Watch to make sure the meat doesn't get too dry - you may have to add liquid. Good over pasta as well as rice.

  • SDawsonH
    Dec 31, 1969

    We loved this recipe in my easy! Experiment with different kinds of salsa to change the flavor and the heat of this recipe!

  • Danielle_09
    Jun 27, 2013

    This dish is seriously one of the best I have ever made. Such a great flavor and the beef really is tender and just falls apart in your mouth! I am going to make this at least once a month. I would not change anything about it. In the future I may try the mixture over noodles or mashed potatoes.

  • mjlouk
    Feb 17, 2013

    Loved how easy this was! We served it burrito style! Yummy!

  • Go9ersjrh
    Dec 1, 2012

    This is an easy tasty dinner. I've served it over brown rice or in tortillas. I used Pace Picante Sauce and had plenty of moisture remaining. I keep cut up stew meat in the freezer so it's an easy go to recipe.

  • poohlaugh
    Sep 16, 2012

    All the liquid cooked off so it was really dry. It said to use a slotted spoon to serve, but didn't need to because there was no liquid left to strain. Put on corn tortillas instead with extra salsa and sour cream to try and give it some moisture. We won't be making this again.

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