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Texas Beef Stew Recipe

Texas Beef Stew Recipe

This easy and delicious stew is one of my newer recipes, but it's quickly become a favorite. Almost everything we cook in our house has a Mexican flavor.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 1 hour YIELD:4 servings


  • 1-1/4 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons cooking oil, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (16 ounces) tomatoes with liquid, cut up
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • 1. In a large kettle or Dutch oven, brown beef, adding oil if desired; drain. Add onion, garlic powder, pepper and water; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 45 minutes or until meat is almost tender. Add tomatoes, cumin and salt; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until meat is tender. Yield: 4 servings (1 quart).

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 239 calories, 10g fat (4g saturated fat), 88mg cholesterol, 782mg sodium, 7g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 28g protein.

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Reviewed Dec. 20, 2015

"This was really good! I used 1/2 cup onion instead and added 1 teaspoon of Cajun Seasoning to the final simmering. I also added 2 cups of carrots as suggested by other reviewers. Leftovers the next day are even better! Will definitely make this again."

Reviewed Aug. 25, 2013

"We live in West Texas, so we like things with some spice. This stew really fit the bill. It was hearty and tasty and had a nice kick. My husband kept saying "wow" and "superb" as he ate it! I added some cubed carrots and potatoes during the last 20 minutes of cooking (like some of the other reviewers) and would do this next time, as well."

Reviewed May. 11, 2013

"It was quick & easy, but it was so average that I received no comments at all from my family when I made it."

Reviewed Mar. 4, 2010

"This recipe was very tasty! I added a few fresh carrots and it made it even better! Next time I will add some potatoes and a lil beef broth."

Reviewed Jan. 9, 2010

"This tastes great and is super easy to make. I added some chopped up potatoes and carrots, just because I like lots of veggies in the stew. I added them in that last 20 minutes, along with a little extra liquid. I also used a couple TB of cornstarch to thicken it a bit."

Reviewed Sep. 13, 2009

"Very good recipe. Unfortunitally i did not have a can of diced tomatoes, instead i took the tomatoes diced them up, put them in some water and added some seasoning salt and let them sit. I also added some chili powder and kidney beans. My husband's and brother in law's response was "This is amazing!" thank you so much for the recipe!"

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