08 March 2012

Spicy Beef Stew

I posted the pic of this stew for supper and had a few requests for the recipe :D Its a family favourite, no left overs and you might want to increase the beef and tomatoes for how many servings you want ..

Spicy Beef Stew
Serves 4
Prep - 20 mins
Cook - 2 hrs

1 tbsp oil
1 ½ lbs stewing beef, cut into 1" chunks
1 med onion, coarsely choppped
1 large clove of garlic, minced
1 ½ teaspoon dried oregano leaves, crushed
1 tsp cumin
½ tsp each, red pepper flakes and salt
4 medium tomatoes, divided (roughly 4 cups)
½ - 1 cup water - you might want to add more towards the end ... it will thicken with the cornstarch mixture
1 can (4 oz) green chilies (I have a heck of time finding these so i use jalepenos)
1 tbsp cornstarch
½ cup green onion tops, sliced
  1. Heat oil in Dutch Oven over med-high heat. Add beef pieces, onino and garlic; cook and stir until beef is browned
  2. mix oregano, cumin, red pepper flakes and salt; sprinkle over meat, stir in
  3. add 3 cups of tomatoes and water, stir.  reduce heat to low and cover; cook for 1 hr 55 mins or beef is tender
  4. drain green chilies, reserve liquid; slice chilies into 1/2" pieces; add to pot
  5. mix cornstarch with chili liquid, add to stew; cook until comes to boil and thickens
  6. add remaining tomatoes, stir and heat through
  7. serve and garnish with green onion tops