Rating: 4.16 stars
19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0

This stew has a simple list of ingredients, but plenty of great flavor thanks to flank steak, a cut that's known for its excellent meaty flavor. The flank is also known for its long grainy, and sometimes tough texture. In this stew the texture is a great asset--the meat shreds apart into tasty strips after it's cooked in the slow cooker.

EatingWell Test Kitchen
Source: EatingWell Magazine, February/March 2006

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total:
8 hrs 30 mins
Servings:
10
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Ingredients

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Directions

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  • Combine broth, vinegar, celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add beef, submerging it by tucking the vegetables under, over and between the pieces.

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  • Put the lid on and cook on low until the meat is fork-tender, about 8 hours.

  • Transfer the meat to a cutting board; let stand for 10 minutes. Shred the meat with 2 forks and return it to the slow cooker. Stir in cilantro. Garnish with jalapeno and serve warm tortillas on the side.

Tips

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.

Tip: Wrap corn tortillas in foil and bake at 300°F until steaming, about 10 minutes.

For easy cleanup, try a slow-cooker liner. These heat-resistant, disposable liners fit neatly inside the insert and help prevent food from sticking to the bottom and sides of your slow cooker.

Nutrition Facts

223 calories; protein 22.8g; carbohydrates 14.6g; dietary fiber 2.5g; sugars 2.1g; fat 7.8g; saturated fat 3g; cholesterol 59.7mg; vitamin a iu 806.8IU; vitamin c 31.4mg; folate 23.7mcg; calcium 48.1mg; iron 2mg; magnesium 39.8mg; potassium 415.1mg; sodium 415.3mg; thiamin 0.1mg.
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Reviews (11)

19 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 10
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 3
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
10/22/2012
Just eh. This was Okay. Nothing to write home about. It needs a little something to sizzle it up. In hindsight I wish I'd of played up the stew aspect of it more and added carrots turnips parsnips.... you get the idea. I don't understand the point of the chicken broth. First of all it's a BEEF stew. Second of all if you add just water it'll make it's own broth. If you do that you may want to add a little salt though. Pros: Very easy. Cons: Very expensive. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
06/17/2012
Awesome Dish It says fragrant and it isn't lying! The house smelled so great and the dish is tasty and simple. I tripled the cumin used about four pounds of flank steak a quart of chicken stock and used quite a bit more than just the minuscule 1 teaspoon of salt (more like 2-3 tablespoons kosher salt) and more pepper too. Two bell peppers 2 onions. And served it with lime slices and fresh jalapeno instead of pickled. Lots of changes! It's been feeding all three of us for dinner and a few lunches for the last three days and we still have plenty for another day or two. Pros: Easy low-carb delicious versatile Cons: Needs more vegetables Read More
Rating: 4 stars
08/29/2013
Crazy Good! Made this exactly as written. A HUGE hit. Beef was juicy tender delicious addictive. Ditto for the broth. Will be putting it into our regular dinner rotation. May experiment with other cuts of meat as the flank steak we used was 27. Yikes! But so worth every outrageously good bite. Pros: Super easy super delicious Cons: Pricey Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
Very delicious and make lots of left overs! If you are a smaller family or couple definatly cut the recipe in half or prepare to freeze leftovers. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
10/29/2011
A big thumbs up for flavor here! This has a great flavor a big hit with my "carnivore" but definitely can't be put in the "budget meal" category when flank steak is 6 a lb (more if you go for the locally raised free range beef-which we do when we can). We used skirt steak which worked just fine. I did find that it needed another cup of liquid to cover all the beef in my tall narrowish pot. I suspect a wider style might have been a better choice for this. We made "bowls" with rice beans romaine cheese (think Chipotle restaurant "bowl") for leftovers and it was still great. Pros: flavorful good quantity makes great leftovers Cons: pricey for a stew Read More
Rating: 2 stars
05/30/2012
Good info Very nice site! Pros: ipuuopru Cons: rtwuipoi Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/03/2014
Carlos Campos This stew is my favorite awesome stew and the flavors was fantastic My wife Tell a los beautiful word!!!! Thanks eatingwell.com Read More
Rating: 5 stars
10/30/2011
I loved this!! I added sliced red potatoes to make it a bit more hearty and served it over couscous. I added the jalepenos and warm corn tortillas on the side and it was yummy. I will make this one again for sure. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
12/10/2011
Looking forward to making this tomorrow but I only have 1.5 pounds of steak--any suggestions on how that might effect the recipe? Read More