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  • Writer's pictureNatalie Bennett

EASY TACO BEEF STEW

Updated: Sep 28, 2022

Hearty, delicious, and easy to make, this twist on a Sunday dinner favorite is one of our family’s staple recipes in our weekly rotation. I love that I can throw my ingredients into a slow cooker and get on with my day– only to return to a pot of steaming, delicious and oh-so-tender stew that warms and nourishes with a little extra fiesta-flavored pizazz.



As with many of my soups and stews I typically make a double batch of this in my big crock pot and freeze half of it for a rainy (read: busy) day. The kids ALWAYS ask for this meal and especially enjoy it with a side of rice and a tortilla to dip into the rich broth! Top with a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of fresh cilantro and you have cinco-de-mayo in a bowl!


Some slow cookers are SUUUUPER fancy these days with all the bells and whistles. I, personally, prefer an old-fashioned crockpot with a manual knob.


Just a couple of notes before we get started:


First of all, this recipe is totally delicious as a dump-and-go sort of recipe. You could literally throw everything into the crock pot, set it to low and come back in 4-6 hours ready to eat. However, I have found it to be worth the few extra minutes of browning the stew meat before mixing everything together and setting it to cook.


Secondly, if you add zucchini to this stew, my best advice is to add in the last hour of cooking so as to not have them disintegrate or become un-appetizingly mushy.


Third: Don’t skip the cinnamon (unless, of course, there’s an allergy.) This is a small but mighty ingredient and adds such an amazing undertone to the complex stew flavors as it simmers!



Enjoy!






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9 commentaires


Chelsea Davis
Chelsea Davis
19 oct. 2022

Our new go-to for 'soccer night' dinners - love that I can 'veggie dump' whatever needs to be used up!

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J S
J S
05 oct. 2022

Made this today for dinner! Popped it all in at about 10am and it was ready for dinner time. All the hearty deliciousness of stew with notes of taco flavoring. I used up some leftover bell peppers and carrots I had and added in potatoes. Also did the rotel can with tomatoes and green chilis. It was great!

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cassiecarter77
18 janv. 2022

This sounds so yummy! I may have to make it this weekend. It's going to be exceptionally cold for the south, and this sounds like it might be the perfect comfort meal!

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Kristen Nickols
Kristen Nickols
17 janv. 2022

Sounds delicious! 🤤

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ashton.jeffries91
17 janv. 2022

Sounds so good I can’t wait to give it a good I’m not normally a stew person but oh my this sound to good not to give it a go.

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