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Texas Beef Stew

Texas Beef Stew

Nutrition Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Calories   366 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 12g 18%
  Saturated Fat 4g 20%
  Monounsaturated Fat 5g
  Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
  Trans Fat 0g
Cholesterol 106mg 35%
Sodium 784mg 33%
Potassium 1073mg 31%
Total Carbohydrate 8g 3%
  Dietary Fiber 3g 12%
  Sugars 2g
Protein 54g 108%
Vitamin A 38% Vitamin C 13%
Calcium 7% Iron 33%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your values may change depending on your calorie needs.
Texas Beef Stew


Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Serves: 6
Serving Size: 1 cup


  • 3 lbs lean beef stew meat
  • ½ cup pieces turkey bacon
  • 1 cup chopped onion
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 1 ancho chili pepper
  • 4 cups water
  • 1 cup pieces or slices white mushrooms
  • ¾ cup(s) chopped tomatoes
  • 3 Tbsp chili powder
  • 1 tsp cumin
  • 1 tsp coarse kosher salt


  1. Cut meat into 1-inch cubes and sprinkle with salt.
  2. In a large saucepan, sauté bacon until lightly golden and set aside.
  3. Add onions and garlic to saucepan. Sauté until softened but not brown and set aside.
  4. Coat pan with cooking spray. Add beef and brown, cooking in batches so the pan is not crowded.
  5. Add bacon, onions, garlic, and mushrooms as well as chili powder, cumin and chili pepper, stirring well.
  6. Add tomato and water then reduce heat.
  7. Cook over very low heat for 2-1/2 to 3 hours or until meat is tender and falling apart, stirring occasionally.

Additional Notes

Serve with a small side salad if desired.

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