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Texas Beef Stew

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
  • Makes
    4 servings (1 quart)

Ingredients

  • 1-1/4 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vegetable oil, optional
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons garlic powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt

Directions

  • In a Dutch oven or large saucepan, cook beef until no longer pink, 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.
Nutrition 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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