Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 15 mins

This is so easy to make. Very flavorful. This recipe can easily be doubled.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Brown the beef and onion in a dutch oven, then drain.
  2. Add all ingredients to the beef/onion mixture, except for the tortilla chips and cheese.
  3. Cook over medium heat until thoroughly heated.
  4. TO SERVE: Crumble a handful of either tortilla chips or Doritos in individual serving bowls and cover with a generous helping of stew.
  5. Sprinkle with cheese.
  6. HINT: You can reduce the heat by substituting the pinto beans in chili sauce with either red kidney beans, plain pinto beans, etc.


Most Helpful

This stew was fast and easy to make and it tasted great! I actually used some leftover chicken I had on hand instead of hamburger. I loved the chicken in it and can't wait to try the hamburger. It was a little spicy for us so when I served it I added a spoonful of sour cream.

JRiggs September 20, 2002

Great! We loved this Stew! It was so easy to put together because I had all of the ingredients in my pantry. I loved the taste, just like tacos', only no chopping!! It was a good hot soup to serve at lunch, and it was hearty enough that I didn't serve anything else. I used tortilla chips, warmed in the microwave. Thanks for sharing this wonderful recipe.

Miss Annie September 15, 2002

This is a wonderful stew! Hearty and flavorful. I made it exactly as stated except I didn't use the pinto beans in chili sauce. Just used plain pintos and it was just right for us. I am so glad to have found this recipe!

Linda R November 04, 2002

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