Slow Cooker Beef and Black Bean Stew

beef and beans stew
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Prep: 15 mins
Cook: 8 hrs
Total: 8 hrs 15 mins
Servings: 6 to 8 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
403 Calories
17g Fat
26g Carbs
39g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 6 to 8
Amount per serving
Calories 403
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 17g 21%
Saturated Fat 6g 28%
Cholesterol 101mg 34%
Sodium 687mg 30%
Total Carbohydrate 26g 10%
Dietary Fiber 8g 27%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 39g
Vitamin C 19mg 94%
Calcium 93mg 7%
Iron 6mg 32%
Potassium 1083mg 23%
*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.)

Lean ground beef and black beans make this a hearty stew, and the tomatoes, corn, and seasonings give it Southwest flavor.


  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef

  • 2 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped onion

  • 1 (28-ounce) can diced tomatoes

  • 1 cup chunky salsa

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Kosher salt, to taste

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 1 (11-ounce) can Mexicorn, drained

  • 1 (15-ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained

  • 6 medium green onions, thinly sliced

  • 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh cilantro, optional

  • Shredded cheese, guacamole, sour cream, optional

Steps to Make It

  1. Heat the oil in a large skillet on medium heat. When the oil shimmers, add the ground beef, garlic, and onion. Cook, stirring occasionally until beginning to brown in places and no longer pink. Drain and transfer to a large slow cooker.

  2. Add tomatoes, chunky salsa, cumin, salt and pepper, Mexicorn, and black beans.

  3. Cover and cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or on high for 3 to 4 hours.

  4. Reserve some of the green green onions for garnish. Stir in the remaining green onions and cilantro, if using, during the last 30 minutes of cooking.

  5. Serve with shredded cheese, guacamole, or sour cream, garnish with the remaining green onion, and serve alongside tortilla chips or cornbread.