This easy and healthy crockpot Fajita Stew is high in protein and vitamin C. Use your own Homemade Fajita Mix if you'd like. The combination of beef with beans, spicy herbs and spices, and vegetables is beautiful, delicious and so good for you.
All you need to serve with this easy recipe is some hot cornbread right out of the oven, slathered with butter. And speaking of butter, did you know that eating some fat with foods high in vitamins actually helps your body absorb those vitamins?
- 2 pounds boneless beef top round steak
- 1 onion, chopped
- 4 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 (14 ounce) cans diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (15 ounce) can black beans, rinsed and drained
- 1 (1 ounce) envelope fajita seasoning mix, or 2 tablespons Homemade Fajita Mix
- 1 red bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
- 1 green bell pepper, cut into 1" pieces
- 1/4 cup flour
- 1/4 cup water
Trim any excess fat from the beef and cut into 2 inch pieces. Combine the beef with the onion and garlic in a 4 to 5 quart slow cooker. Mix together the fajita seasoning mix (either purchased or your own homemade) and undrained tomatoes and pour over the beef. Top everything with black beans. Place the bell peppers on top.
Cover the crockpot and cook on low for 7 to 9 hours or until the beef is tender.
Combine flour with water in a small bowl and stir well to mix. Add gradually to crockpot and stir well. Cover slow cooker and cook on high for 15 to 20 minutes until thickened, stirring occasionally. Serve stew with hot cooked rice or hot couscous; top with sour cream or guacamole, if desired.
|Nutritional Guidelines (per serving)|
|Total Fat||13 g|
|Saturated Fat||5 g|
|Unsaturated Fat||5 g|
|Dietary Fiber||14 g|