Tex-Mex Beef Stew

Ancho chili powder provides the Southwest heat in this hearty stew.

Tex-Mex Beef Stew
Servings: 6 Prep 30 mins Cook 1 hr 30 mins


  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3 teaspoons Ancho Chile Powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 pounds beef chuck, cut into 1-1/2-inch cubes
  • 3 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 large onion, chopped
  • 3 cloves garlic, smashed
  • 2 cans (14.5 ounces each) beef broth
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) stewed tomatoes
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1 bag (1 pound) peeled baby carrots
  • 1 box (10 ounces) frozen corn and roasted red and green pepper, thawed
  • 1 can (4.25 ounces) diced green chiles
  • 4 1/2 cups cooked brown rice (1-1/2 cups raw)
  • Fresh cilantro, for garnish

Make It

1. In shallow dish, mix together flour, 2 teaspoons Ancho Chile Powder and the salt. Coat beef cubes with flour mixture. Reserve any remaining flour mixture.

2. In a large pot or Dutch Oven, heat 2 tablespoons vegetable oil over high heat. Add beef, working in batches to avoid crowding pot; cook, turning, until all sides are browned, about 5 minutes. Set meat aside on a platter and repeat.

3. Heat remaining 1 tablespoon oil in same pot. Add onion and garlic; cook over medium heat, stirring to keep garlic from burning, until onion is softened, 3 to 5 minutes. Stir in reserved flour mixture from Step 1.

4. Stir in beef and any juices, beef broth, stewed tomatoes and oregano. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; simmer, covered, 1 hour, stirring occasionally.

5. Add carrots and remaining teaspoon Ancho Chile Powder; simmer, covered, 20 minutes or until carrots are tender. Add corn-pepper mixture and chiles; heat through.

6. Serve with cooked brown rice and garnish with cilantro, if desired. Makes 6 serviings.

Nutrition Facts

Servings Per Recipe: 6; Amount Per Serving: cal. (kcal): 628, Fat, total (g): 18, chol. (mg): 105, sat. fat (g): 5, carb. (g): 70, fiber (g): 7, pro. (g): 46, sodium (mg): 1080, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.