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Southwest Stew Recipe
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Southwest Stew

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"Great stew with southwest flair."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    55 mins

    1 hr


  1. Cook ground beef and onion until done.
  2. In a large pan add beef, onion, tomatoes, beans, corn, potatoes, picante sauce, water, cumin, salt and pepper to taste, and garlic powder. Simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. I like to use slow cooker and let it simmer all day. Serve; top with cheese.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Jan 29, 2003

This is really good. A little fresh finely chopped jalapeno or habenero pepper is a great addition and simmered with the other ingredients. Also at the end a pinch of coriander and a dollop of sour cream as a garnish. Vegetarians use your favorite tvp meat substitute for the ground beef I used Worthingtons Gran Burger 1 cup soaked in one cup warm water for 15 minutes in place of the ground beef. It turned out really yummy.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 13, 2010

pretty decent - i used ground turkey (and only about a pound) but otherwise made it as written. tasty, but not an award winner...


55 Ratings

Nov 11, 2003

EXCELLENT! I only used 1 lb beef, didn't drain the tomatoes, used northen beans, and added an additional cup of water. Excellent!! We loved it! It was still very thick but hey! That's a good stew! Loved the mild southwest flair and was filling and delicious. A dollop of sour cream and a little shredded cheddar cheese and viola! Its definately a recipe that I will make again! Thanks so much for this LaDonna!

Mar 11, 2003

This stew was good and easy, but note it serves more than 4 people - which may explain the nutritional information (72 g of fat per serving).

Nov 05, 2003

Loved this recipe! Made a few changes. I used 1 lb. of ground beef instead of 2 and added a can of black beans. I also used a whole jar of salsa instead of 1 cup (by accident). It turned out great! Will make this again and again!!!!

Mar 11, 2003

Very easy to prepare! Use a slow cooker to let flavors abound! I added a little cajun seasoning and a pinch of cayenne pepper! Great when topped with the cheese and a spoonful of sour cream!

Nov 15, 2004

I have made this twice so far with a little twist each time. I followed some other suggestions and cut down slightly on the amount of meat. I used 2 cans Ro-tel instead of the tomatoes and salsa, taco seasoning in place of the cumin, and minced garlic instead of garlic powder. The second time I made it, I completely omitted the potatoes and served it spooned over corn bread and topped with shredded cheese and a spoonful of sour cream. My husband and parents all agree that this is a very good recipe.

Nov 11, 2003

WOW! This was excellent and very easy to prepare. After reading the suggestions of others I used 1 1/2 lb. hamburger, 2 t. minced garlic instead of the powder and added 1 can of Rotel tomatoes,1 can Great Northern beans and an extra 1/2 can of water. I will be making this soup again and again! Thanks so much for sharing with us!


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  • Calories
  • 564 kcal
  • 28%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.6 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 104 mg
  • 35%
  • Fat
  • 33.5 g
  • 52%
  • Fiber
  • 6.3 g
  • 25%
  • Protein
  • 27.1 g
  • 54%
  • Sodium
  • 671 mg
  • 27%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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