Crockpot Beef, Tomatillo, and Green Chile Stew

Beef stew with polenta
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  • 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins,
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 3-4 servings

This beef stew recipe calls for green chili, tomatillos, and onion and you can cook it in your crock pot. Scroll down to see more beef stew recipes.

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What You'll Need

  • 1 1/2 pounds round steak (cut into 1-inch cubes) or lean stew beef
  • 1 tablespoon flour
  • 1 onion (chopped)
  • 2 cloves garlic (minced)
  • 2 tablespoons lard or butter
  • 4 or more green chile peppers (seeded, chopped), a mixture, mild, hot, your choice
  • 1/2 teaspoon dried oregano
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1 cup tomatillo (crushed)
  • 1/2 cup beef stock
  • Dash of kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
  • Garnish: fresh cilantro or parsley (chopped)

How to Make It

Dust beef with flour. Brown the beef with onion and garlic in lard or butter. Combine mixture in slow cooker with chili peppers, oregano, cumin, and tomatillos, and 1/2 cup of beef stock (or water). Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

Cover and cook on low 7 to 9 hours. 

Garnish with cilantro or parsley, if desired, and serve with warm flour tortillas or spoon over rice.

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Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
Calories 559
Total Fat 22 g
Saturated Fat 8 g
Unsaturated Fat 10 g
Cholesterol 152 mg
Sodium 579 mg
Carbohydrates 35 g
Dietary Fiber 4 g
Protein 56 g
(The nutrition information on our recipes is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate. Individual results may vary.)