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Southwestern Stew Pot

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 1 hour 35 min.

Makes

8 servings

Romping in the national forest amid tall ponderosa pines around our home gives my husband and our two little boys big appetites. They like this savory stew. Because I'm a busy firefighter, I often make it ahead and serve it when I need a meal in a hurry. -Linda Russell, Forest Lakes, Arizona

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 2 tablespoons canola oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1-1/2 cups chopped onion
  • 1 cup salsa
  • 2 garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes
  • 2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3 medium carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen cut green beans
  • 1-1/2 cups frozen corn
  • 1 can (4 ounces) chopped green chilies
  • Hot pepper sauce, optional
  • Hot cooked rice, optional

Directions

  1. In a 4-qt. Dutch oven, brown meat in oil over medium heat; drain. Add the next eight ingredients; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour. Add carrots; return to a boil.
  2. Reduce heat and simmer for 20 minutes. Add the tomatoes, beans, corn and chilies; return to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15-20 minutes or until beef and vegetables are tender. Season with hot pepper sauce if desired. Serve over rice if desired.

Nutrition Facts

1-1/2 cups: 293 calories, 11g fat (0 saturated fat), 82mg cholesterol, 525mg sodium, 17g carbohydrate (0 sugars, 0 fiber), 31g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 3 lean meat, 1 starch, 1 vegetable, 1/2 fat.

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