Spicy Beef Stew
Recipe from Family Circle

If your palate leans toward spicier recipes, add this beef stew to your collection. Perfect for weeknights, this one-dish meal simmers all day in the slow cooker and is ready when you get home.



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Ingredients
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    1   tablespoon 
    olive oil
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    1   pound 
    chuck steak, trimmed and cut into 3/4-inch pieces
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    1   
    large onion, chopped
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    2   tablespoons 
    tomato paste
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    3   tablespoons 
    flour
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    1 1/2  cups 
    low-sodium beef broth
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    2   teaspoons 
    dried oregano
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    1   teaspoon 
    cumin
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    2   
    plum tomatoes, chopped
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    2  15  ounce cans 
    white hominy, drained and rinsed
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    1   
    green and yellow bell pepper, chopped
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    chipotle pepper in adobo sauce (from a 7 ounce can), seeded and chopped, plus 1 tablespoon of the adobo sauce
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    2   tablespoons 
    lime juice
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    Sour cream (optional)

Directions
1.
Heat oil in a nonstick skillet over medium-high heat. Add steak and cook 7 minutes. Remove to slow cooker bowl.
2.
Add onion to skillet. Cook 3 minutes. Stir in tomato paste; cook 2 minutes. Add flour and cook, stirring, 1 minute.
3.
Scrape onion mixture into slow cooker bowl. Stir in broth, oregano and cumin; cook on HIGH for 3 hours or LOW for 5 hours.
4.
Stir in tomatoes, hominy, peppers, chipotle and adobo sauce. Cook 1-1/2 hours more. Stir in lime juice. Serve with sour cream, if desired.
Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 223, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 33, sat. fat (g) 2, carb. (g) 22, fiber (g) 4, pro. (g) 21, sodium (mg) 925, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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