Santa Fe Beef and Green Chile Stew

Total Time
2hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 2 hrs

Delicious! Serve with warmed flour tortillas on the side. Excellent for chilly nights.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a Dutch oven, heat oil over medium-high heat, brown beef on all sides. Add in onions, garlic and bell pepper and saute until tender. Add in cumin, oregano, bay leaf ,salt and pepper. Cook and stir for 2 -3 minutes. Next add in sugar, beef broth, diced tomatoes with green chiles, chopped green chiles and beer. Bring to a boil ; reduce heat. Cover and simmer 1-1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Next, add in the pinto beans, potatoes and cilantro. Cover and simmer another 30 minutes or until meat and potatoes are tender. If you would like a thicker stew , remove the lid at this time and keep cooking and stirring on simmer until desired consistency.
  2. Ladle into bowls and top with shredded cheeses, sour cream and more cilantro if desired. Serve with a basket of warm flour tortillas. Enjoy!
Most Helpful

A very tasty green chile stew indeed! I made this twice. The first time it was way too hot because I had used some leftover beef that already had green chiles in it, so I ended up with about double the chiles. I did cool it off by adding more water and some leftover rice enough to eat it. I enjoyed it, in spite of the heat, enough to make it again according to the recipe. I really really liked it the second time. For those with tender taste buds, you may want to add the green chile at the end, tasting as you go. I used extra hot ones generously, plus tomatoes with jalapenos, so mine was still pretty spicy even though I followed the recipe. It was just the way I like it. Move over green chile chicken stew, you've got competition now.

Cook In Southwest April 21, 2010

We used ground beef instead of the stew meat. It was fabulous. A suggestion was made to add some jalapenos and/or poblano chilies next time.<br/><br/>It was truly a great meal to make in our dutch oven over the campfire.

Matt P. November 29, 2014

Great! Did not add the 2 cans green chilies. The store only had medium tomatoes with green chilies. Found after adding, that was hot enough for my family. Delicious! Will make again.

ilovemyfamily! July 11, 2012