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Southwest Beef Stew

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 20 min.

Makes

8 servings

Add your family's favorite picante sauce to ground beef, black beans and corn, then watch how quickly they empty their bowls. This mixture freezes well, so I keep a batch on hand for quick nutritious meals. —Janet Brannan of Sidney, Montana

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef (90% lean)
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onions
  • 1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 package (16 ounces) frozen corn, thawed
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 cup picante sauce
  • 3/4 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup shredded reduced-fat cheddar cheese

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, corn, beans, picante sauce, water, cumin, salt, garlic powder and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes or until corn is tender. Sprinkle with cheese.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/3 cups: 344 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 45mg cholesterol, 847mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 7g fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 4 lean meat, 1-1/2 starch, 1 vegetable.

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