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Smoky Chipotle Beef Stew

Smoky Chipotle Beef Stew - KJ & Company

Smoky Chipotle Beef Stew is a bowl of stew that you won’t be able to put down! The classic, tender, melt-in-your-mouth pieces of beef and potatoes are met with a smoky, chipotle beef broth that will take your tastebuds for a ride. This stew is best topped with fresh cilantro, creamy avocado, a dollop of sour cream and a sprinkle of cheddar cheese. Dig on in with a spoon or crispy tortilla chips for a little bit of crunch!

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. In a large bowl, add the beef stew meat and flour. Toss to lightly coat each piece of stew meat with the flour, shaking off any excess flour. 
  2. In a large Dutch oven or stock pot, heat 1 tablespoon of the olive oil over medium heat. Working in three separate batches, add just enough stew meat to cover the bottom of the pan. Brown the stew meat for a couple minutes on each side, being careful to not let the bottom of the pan burn (reduce the heat if it does start to burn). Remove that batch of stew meat and set aside, add in another tablespoon of olive oil and repeat the process with the next batch of stew meat. Repeat the process of removing the second batch of browned stew meat, adding in the third tablespoon of olive oil and the last batch of stew meat to be browned. This process can take about 20 minutes.
  3. Once all the stew meat has been browned and is set aside, add the onion and bell pepper into the bottom of the pot. Sauté for several minutes, or until the onion starts to turn translucent, being careful to not let it burn. Add in the chopped garlic, chipotle powder and liquid smoke. Stir to combine. Add the beef stew meat back into the pot and then pour the beef stock in. Gently stir to combine the stew. Bring to a low boil over medium heat.
  4. Add the potatoes and salt into the stew and stir to combine. Reduce the heat to low, cover with a lid and let the stew simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Remove the lid and then let the stew simmer for another 30 minutes to let it reduce and thicken slightly. Serve immediately, or let continue to simmer on the lowest heat until ready to serve. Enjoy!

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