Deb's Caldillo (Mexican Ground Beef Stew)

Total Time
1hr 5mins
Prep 5 mins
Cook 1 hr

This is a tart and hearty stew with a southwestern flavor. I made it up after visiting a local Texas restaurant which declined to give me their recipe for the delicious stew I ate there. Although mine tastes similar to theirs, it is much more tart (which I like) and hot (which I love!) Check it out if you like something a bit different. You won't be disappointed.

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. In a deep pot, crumble and brown beef with onion, garlic, cumin, and bacon grease.
  2. Add chicken broth, salt, pepper, and chili powder; mix together well.
  3. Add all canned ingredients and stir well.
  4. Stir in vinegar to desired tartness.
  5. Add potatoes.
  6. Simmer on medium low heat for about 1 hour or until potatoes are fork-tender.
  7. Serve topped with grated cheese and jalapeños, with warm tortillas on the side.

Reviews

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A dash or two of wine sharpens the flavor.

Clifford Boren December 19, 2001

We enjoyed this recipe, though I substituted coarse-ground beef (known as chili meat here in Texas) and added heat to my portions with jalapenos. It doesn't replace a good bowl of Texas Red chili (which like this recipe, has NO beans) , but it is a good change of pace. I recommend it.

Mark H. June 05, 2001

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