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Mexican Beef Stew

Mexican Beef StewRecipe courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.

Recipe Ingredients:

3 pounds beef for stew, cut into 1-inch pieces
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 cup beef broth
1 cup prepared thick and chunky salsa
2 medium zucchini, halved, sliced 3/4-inch thick
1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed, drained
1/2 cup frozen corn
2 tablespoons cornstarch dissolved in 3 tablespoons water

Optional Toppings: chopped tomato, chopped fresh cilantro, dairy sour cream

Cooking Directions:

  1. Heat oil in Dutch oven over medium heat until hot.
  2. Brown beef in batches; pour off drippings. Return beef to pan; season with garlic powder and salt.
  3. Stir in broth and salsa; bring to a boil.
  4. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  5. Stir in zucchini, beans and corn; continue cooking, covered, 15 to 20 minutes or until beef is fork-tender.
  6. Stir in cornstarch mixture; cook and stir 1 minute, or until thickened.
  7. Serve with desired toppings.

Makes 6 servings.

Recipe and photograph courtesy of The Beef Checkoff.