Total Time
5hrs 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs

A great warm-you-up stew for the slowcooker. Can also be simmered on the stovetop. Makes quite a lot. Servings are a guess.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large skillet, brown the ground beef with the onion and bell pepper until no longer pink; drain.
  2. Add all remaining ingredients to a 6-qt. slowcooker. Stir well.
  3. Cover and heat on low for about 4-6 hours.
  4. Stir again and serve with desired garnishes.


Most Helpful

I thought this needed more flavour too. I added a can of chopped tomatoes. Can't get black beans here, so left them out. Forgot to add the corn, but will do that next time. I couldn't stomach the smell of frying meat at 5am, so made this in my pressure cooker, cooking for 20 mins. Will try making this again & add more of the spices. Made for ZWT5.

Heydarl May 22, 2009

This was good but not as flavorful as I thought it would be. I followed the recipe as written other then I only used one can instead of two cans of the black beans. Also my can of corn was only 11 ounces. I used 1/2 teaspoon of chili powder. This had a nice flavor to it but we thought it would be more flavorful. I topped my serving with Mexican blend cheese. I froze some for future lunches. If I make this in the future I would cut down the ground beef to a pound and a half and use another bean instead of pintos as I am not a huge fan of them. I would also use medium salsa instead of mild. Made for ZWT5.

bmcnichol May 13, 2009

Made this for a quick dinner after the activities, came out great - made it with chicken instead of beef and switched to chicken broth (my kids won't touch ground beef - super picky). Put sour cream cheese and tortillas on top - even the kids LOVED it! thanks!

MedicAmy March 04, 2008

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