Texas Beef and Beans


A hearty beef and beans dish has Texas-sized flavor. Just put the ingredients in your slow cooker, press the button, and you're done until dinner time.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Additional Time:
4 hrs 5 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs 20 mins
8 servings


  • 1 2 1/2- to 3-pound boneless arm chuck roast

  • 2 teaspoons chili powder

  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano, crushed

  • ½ teaspoon garlic powder

  • 1 medium onion, cut into wedges

  • 1 (15 ounce) can pinto beans, drained and rinsed

  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained

  • 1 (4 ounce) can diced green chiles

  • cup chipotle barbecue sauce


  1. Trim fat from roast. Place in a 3 1/2- to 4-quart slow cooker. Season with chili powder, cumin, oregano, and garlic powder. Top with onion, beans, tomatoes, and green chiles. Cover and cook on low-heat setting for 8 to 10 hours or high-heat setting for 4 to 5 hours

  2. Just before serving, if slow cooker is on low, adjust the setting to high-heat. Remove roast and cut into 8 portions; return to mixture in slow cooker. Stir in barbecue sauce. Cover and cook about 5 minutes or until heated through.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

194 Calories
4g Fat
16g Carbs
23g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Serving Size 3 ounces meat and 1/2 cup bean mixture
Calories 194
% Daily Value *
Total Carbohydrate 16g 6%
Dietary Fiber 1g 4%
Total Sugars 5g
Protein 23g 46%
Total Fat 4g 6%
Saturated Fat 1g 7%
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Vitamin A 352IU 7%
Vitamin C 9mg 10%
Folate 22mcg 5%
Sodium 418mg 18%
Calcium 64mg 5%
Iron 3mg 14%
Magnesium 35mg 8%
Potassium 439mg 9%

Nutrition information is calculated by a registered dietitian using an ingredient database but should be considered an estimate.

* Daily Values (DVs) are the recommended amounts of nutrients to consume each day. Percent Daily Value (%DV) found on nutrition labels tells you how much a serving of a particular food or recipe contributes to each of those total recommended amounts. Per the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), the daily value is based on a standard 2,000 calorie diet. Depending on your calorie needs or if you have a health condition, you may need more or less of particular nutrients. (For example, it’s recommended that people following a heart-healthy diet eat less sodium on a daily basis compared to those following a standard diet.)

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a special diet for medical reasons, be sure to consult with your primary care provider or a registered dietitian to better understand your personal nutrition needs.

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