Fragrant Shredded Beef Stew

Makes: 10 servings

Active Time:25 minutes

Total Time:8 1/2 hours

This stew has a simple list of ingredients, but plenty of great flavor thanks to flank steak, a cut that's known for its excellent meaty flavor. The flank is also known for its long grainy, and sometimes tough texture. In this stew the texture is a great asset—the meat shreds apart into tasty strips after it's cooked in the slow cooker.


1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth

1/4 cup sherry vinegar

2 stalks celery, thinly sliced

1 large onion, chopped

1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped

3 cloves garlic, minced

1 tablespoon ground cumin

1 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper

1.3 kg flank steak, trimmed of fat, each steak cut into thirds

1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped

1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapenos


Combine broth, vinegar, celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add beef, submerging it by tucking the vegetables under, over and between the pieces.

Put the lid on and cook on low until the meat is fork-tender, about 8 hours.

Transfer the meat to a cutting board; let stand for 10 minutes. Shred the meat with 2 forks and return it to the slow cooker. Stir in cilantro. Garnish with jalapeno.

Tips & Notes

Make Ahead Tip: Cover and refrigerate for up to 3 days or freeze for up to 1 month.


224 calories; 8 g fat ( 3 g sat , 3 g mono ); 60 mg cholesterol; 15 g carbohydrates; 23 g protein; 3 g fiber; 416 mg sodium; 415 mg potassium.

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