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southwestern beef chili stew( crockpot )

Recipe by
Lana Bade
Goshen, NJ

I love my crockpot and use it often! I have a group here too. We love Mexican recipes but not too spicy. This one is a great meal warmer you will enjoy.

yield 6 -8
prep time 15 Min
cook time 7 Hr
method Slow Cooker Crock Pot

Ingredients For southwestern beef chili stew( crockpot )

  • 2 lb
    lean beef cubes cut into bite size chunks 1/2 inch
  • 2 c
    onions chopped
  • 4 clove
    garlic minced
  • 2 can
    fire roasted canned tomatoes (14.5 each)
  • 4 can
    diced green chilies ( i use mild) 4 ounce size
  • 2 c
    corn frozen
  • 3 tsp
    oregano, dried ( crushed)
  • 2 tsp
    cumin ground
  • 2 tsp
    chili powder
  • 1 tsp
    kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp
    red pepper flakes/ground
  • 1 Tbsp
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 3 Tbsp
    brown sugar
  • 4 Tbsp
    yellow cornmeal (added at end then simmered 20-25 minutes

How To Make southwestern beef chili stew( crockpot )

  • 1
    Brown beef in a little olive oil
  • 2
    Mix all spices and salt and red crushed pepper with the tomatoes and green chilies. Add cocoa to this and corn and garlic and onions
  • 3
    Place beef in bottom of crockpot
  • 4
    Cover with the mixture of spices and veggies
  • 5
    Cover and simmer on LOW about 6 hours
  • 6
    Mix in corn Meal to sauce and beef
  • 7
    Cover continue to simmer about 20-25 more minutes to thicken up
  • 8
    Serve with warm bread or biscuits I like this over cooked rice or noodles.
  • 9
    I will add photos next time I make this for you. It is a good comfort food if you love a bit of spice!