Spicy Beef Stew

If your palate leans toward spicier recipes, add this beef stew to your collection. Perfect for weeknights, this one-dish meal simmers all day in the slow cooker and is ready when you get home.

Spicy Beef Stew
Servings: 6 Prep 15 mins Cook 4 hrs 13 mins on HIGH


  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 pound chuck steak, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons tomato paste
  • 3 tablespoons flour
  • 1 1/2 cups low-sodium beef broth
  • 2 teaspoons dried oregano
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 2 plum tomatoes, chopped
  • 2 15 ounce cans white hominy, drained and rinsed
  • 1 green and yellow bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (from a 7 ounce can), seeded and chopped, plus 1 tablespoon of the adobo sauce
  • 2 tablespoons lime juice
  • Sour cream (optional)

Make It

1. Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook 7 minutes. Remove to slow cooker bowl.

2. Add onion to skillet. Cook 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook 2 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute.

3. Scrape onion mixture into slow cooker bowl. Stir in broth, oregano and cumin; cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 5 hours.

4. Stir in tomatoes, hominy, peppers, chipotle and adobo sauce. Cook 1-1/2 hours more. Stir in lime juice. Serve with sour cream, if desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 223, Fat, total (g): 7, chol. (mg): 33, sat. fat (g): 2, carb. (g): 22, fiber (g): 4, pro. (g): 21, sodium (mg): 925, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.