Fragrant Shredded Beef Stew

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This stew has a simple list of ingredients, but plenty of great flavor thanks to flank steak, a cut that’s known for it’s excellent meaty flavor. The flank is also known for it’s 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.

Fragrant Shredded Beef Stew
Nutritionist Tested & Approved

Time: 510 minutes (25 minutes prep)

Ingredients
  • 1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

  • 1/4 cup sherry vinegar

  • 2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

  • 1 large onion, chopped

  • 1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced

  • 1 tablespoon ground cumin

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

  • 3 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat, each steak cut into thirds

  • 1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

  • 1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapenos

  • 10 corn tortillas, heated (see Tip)

Directions
  1. 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

If preparing ahead of time: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.


Nutritional Facts

Servings
10
Calories
224
Added Sugars
0g
Carbohydrates
15g
Cholesterol
60mg
Dietary Fiber
3g
Fat
8g
Monounsaturated Fat
3g
Potassium
415mg
Protein
23g
Saturated Fat
3g
Sodium
416mg
Bonus
Vitamin C (100% daily value)
Zinc (33% dv)
Vitamin A (20% dv)
Iron (18% dv)
Carbohydrate Servings
1
Exchanges
1 starch
1 vegetable
3 lean meat

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