- 1-1/2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 1 to 1-1/2-inch pieces
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1 medium onion, chopped
- 1 medium jalapeño pepper, minced
- 2 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) chili-seasoned diced tomatoes
- Heat 1 tablespoon oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/2 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef. Remove beef from stockpot. Season with salt, as desired.
- Add remaining 1 tablespoon oil, onion and jalapeño pepper to stockpot. Cook and stir 5 to 8 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Return beef and juices to stockpot. Add tomatoes; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-1/2 to 2 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
Cook’s Tip: Canned Mexican or Southwest-style diced tomatoes may be substituted for chili-seasoned tomatoes.
ALTERNATE COOKING METHOD
- Recipe can be made in a 6-quart electric pressure cooker. Browning stew meat if desired. Place stew meat, onion, jalapeno pepper and tomatoes in pressure cooker. Close and lock pressure cooker lid. Use beef, stew or high-pressure setting on pressure cooker; program 22 minutes on pressure cooker timer. Use quick release feature to release pressure; carefully remove lid. (This recipe variation was tested in an electric pressure cooker at high altitude. Cooking at an altitude of less than 3000 feet may require slightly less cooking time. Refer to the manufacturer’s instructions.)
- Test Kitchen Tips Cook until fork-tender. When fork can be inserted without resistance and releases easily when pulled out, the beef is done.
- Makes 4 servings