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Savoury beef stew from South Texas


1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 pounds beef sirloin, cut into 1/2-inch cubes

4 large tomatoes, chopped

1 large onion, chopped

1 large red bell pepper, chopped

⅓ cup water

2 tablespoons ground cumin

5 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon garlic powder

1 teaspoon dried, crushed Mexican oregano

1 teaspoon salt

½ teaspoon ground black pepper

½ teaspoon paprika


1. Heat oil in a Dutch oven over medium-high heat.

2. Cook beef in hot oil, stirring occasionally, until brown on all sides, about 10 minutes.

3. Reduce heat to medium.

4. Add tomatoes, onion, red bell pepper, water, cumin, garlic, garlic powder, oregano, salt, black pepper, and paprika.

5. Cook, stirring frequently, until beef is tender, about 30 minutes.


If gravy is too thin, whisk 1/2 cup gravy with 1 tablespoon flour in a small bowl, then stir it back into the meat mixture; cook until sauce thickens, about 10 minutes.

Cooking Time

Prep Time: 25 mins

Cook Time: 40 mins

Total Time: 1 hrs 5 mins

Servings: 6

Nutrition Facts

309 Calories

17g Fat

12g Carbs

27g Protein