Beefy Black Bean Stew

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 35 Minutes
Total: 2 Hours, 20 Minutes


1 (1 3/4- to 2-lb.) flank steak
1 (32-oz.) container beef broth, divided
1 medium onion, chopped
1 medium-size green bell pepper, chopped
2 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 teaspoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon dried oregano
1 tablespoon olive oil
3 (15-oz.) cans black beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28-oz.) can petite diced tomatoes
1 (12-oz.) dark beer
1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
Toppings: fresh cilantro sprigs, sour cream, shredded Mexican cheese blend, tortilla chips
Lime wedges


1. Preheat oven to 400°. Cut beef into 1-inch strips. Line bottom and sides of a 13- x 9-inch pan with aluminum foil, allowing 2 to 3 inches to extend over sides. Place beef in a single layer in pan. Pour 1 cup beef broth over beef. Cover tightly with aluminum foil.

2. Bake at 400° 1 hour or until beef is shreddable. Remove beef from pan, reserving drippings. Shred beef with 2 forks.

3. Sauté onion and next 5 ingredients in hot oil in a Dutch oven over medium heat 5 minutes or until onion is tender. Stir in shredded beef, reserved pan drippings, beans, next 4 ingredients, and remaining beef broth. Bring to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and cook, stirring occasionally, 45 minutes. Serve with desired toppings and lime wedges.


Inspired by Susan M. Runkle, Walton, Kentucky,

December 2009
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