Mexican Beef Stew over Chipotle Sweet Potato Mashers
Total Recipe Time: 2-1/4 to 2-3/4 hours
Makes 6 servings
Ingredients 2 pounds beef Stew Meat, cut into 1 to 1-1/2-inch pieces1/3 cup flour1 tablespoon unsweetened cocoa powder1 tablespoon ground ancho chili pepper1 to 2 tablespoons butter1/2 teaspoon salt1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper1-1/2 cups frozen mixed red, yellow and green bell pepper blend1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced canned tomatoes, undrained1-1/2 cups ready-to-serve beef broth1 teaspoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppersChipotle Sweet Potatoes:2 pounds sweet potatoes, peeled, cut into 1-1/2 to 2-inch pieces1 to 2 tablespoons butter(optional)1 teaspoon minced chipotle peppers in adobo sauce1 teaspoon adobo sauce from chipotle peppers1/2 teaspoon salt1/2 teaspoon ancho chili pepper
- Combine flour, cocoa and ancho chile pepper in large bowl. Add beef and toss to coat evenly with flour mixture. Remove beef; reserve any excess flour mixture.
- Heat 1 tablespoon butter in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Brown 1/2 of beef; remove from stockpot. Repeat with remaining beef, adding remaining 1 tablespoon butter if needed. Remove beef from stockpot; season with salt and black pepper.
- Add bell peppers; cook and stir 3 minutes. Stir in tomatoes, broth, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce and reserved flour mixture. Return beef to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1-3/4 to 2-1/4 hours or until beef is fork-tender.
- Meanwhile prepare Chipotle Sweet Potatoes. Place sweet potatoes in large saucepan; cover with water. Bring to a boil; cook 12 to 15 minutes or until tender. Drain, reserving 1/4 cup cooking liquid. Return potatoes and reserved cooking liquid to saucepan; add butter, if desired, chipotle pepper, adobo sauce, salt and ancho chile pepper. Mash potatoes until just blended and slightly chunky.
- Serve stew over sweet potatoes.
Cook'sTipFor less heat, remove seeds from chipotle peppers.Cook's Tip: Use the internet to easily locate ethnic or hard-to-find foods when specialty markets are not nearby as many ingredients may be available via mail order.
Nutrition information per serving: 377 calories; 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat; 4 g monounsaturated fat); 83 mg cholesterol; 827 mg sodium; 36 g carbohydrate; 6.2 g fiber; 3 g protein; 5.7 mg niacin; 0.7 mg vitamin B6; 2.2 mcg vitamin B12; 4.1 mg iron; 21 mcg selenium; 6.3 mg zinc.This recipe is an excellent source of fiber, niacin, vitamin B6, vitamin B12, iron, selenium and zinc.
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