Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I got this recipe from a small Kitchen Bouquet pamphlet in the '70's. It is one of my favorites when the craving for Mexican comes over me! Fairly easy to put together, and smells wonderful while cooking. Not "hot" spicy, but very savory.
- 1 lb lean stewing beef
- 1 tablespoon Kitchen Bouquet
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper
- 1 large green pepper
- 7 ounces whole canned green chilies
- 16 ounces diced tomatoes, drained
- 1⁄2 cup onion, chopped
- 8 ounces tomato sauce
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 tablespoon parsley
- 1⁄2 teaspoon cumin
- 1⁄2 teaspoon sugar
- 2 tablespoons butter, softened
- 2 tablespoons flour
- 1⁄2 teaspoon Kitchen Bouquet
- Toss beef and 1 T. Kitchen Bouquet together in crock pot.
- Combine 2 T. flour, 2 t. salt and 1/4 t. pepper. Add to beef, mix.
- Cut green pepper and whole chiles in 1" pieces. Add to beef.
- Add tomatoes and onion.
- Combine tomato sauce, garlic, parsley, cumin and sugar. Pour over beef, mix.
- Cook 10-11 hours on low or 4-5 hours on high.
- Mix 2 T. softened butter, 2 T. flour and 1/2 t. Kitchen Bouquet into a paste. Drop into stew.
- Cook 1 more hour, stirring occassionally.
- May be eaten as a stew from a bowl with shredded Monterey Jack or cheddar cheese, or rolled in a large flour tortilla as a burrito with whatever condiments you prefer (sour cream, cheese, lettuce, onion, etc.).
- Excellent the next day!
We might be living in Southern California, but neither of us have any idea of what Chile Colorado should taste like! What we do know is that this recipe makes for a great tasting stew, spicy but not too hot for us! That's how I served it during the initial go-around, then later, as leftovers, we had it with tortillas! Very, very nice, & thanks so much for posting the recipe! [Tagged & made in Please Review My Recipe]
It wasn't exactly the chile colorado that I remember from my childhood in Southern California, but it was quite good, especially after adding maybe 1/3 of a small can of jalapenos to give it some heat. Hubby liked it too! I might cook it again, but then again, maybe I'll test out some of the other versions.
I put this together after raiding the chilli and tomatoe patch in my garden. I used fresh chillis that I chared and skinned, an assortment of colors and flavors. I used fresh tomatoes chopped up, probably more then asked for. I ran out of time to use the crockpot, so I simmered on the stove top for a couple of hours or more. After all the simmering I didn't feel the need to add the butter, flour and more kitchen bouquet. The flavor was good the texture was lovely. Thank you for posting this heart warming stew.