Crockpot Beef, Tomatillo, and Green Chile Stew

Beef stew with polenta
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  • Total: 7 hrs 15 mins
  • Prep: 15 mins
  • Cook: 7 hrs
  • Yield: 3-4 servings
Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)
559 Calories
22g Fat
35g Carbs
56g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 3-4 servings
Amount per serving
Calories 559
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 22g 28%
Saturated Fat 8g 39%
Cholesterol 152mg 51%
Sodium 579mg 25%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 4g 14%
Protein 56g
Calcium 156mg 12%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

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.


  • 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)

Steps to Make It

  1. Dust beef with flour.

  2. Brown the beef with onion and garlic in lard or butter.

  3. Combine mixture in slow cooker with chili peppers, oregano, cumin, and tomatillos, and 1/2 cup of beef stock (or water).

  4. Season with salt and pepper, to taste.

  5. Cover and cook on low seven to nine hours. 

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

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