Ragoût de boeuf facon southwest

Source: http://chefmichaelsmith.com/recipe/southwestern-beef-stew/

Ingrédients :

  • few splashes any vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds stewing beef, cubed
  • 4 onions, peeled and thinly sliced
  • 1 whole head garlic cloves, peeled
  • 2 red bell peppers, seeded and minced
  • 1 or 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and minced
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1 28 ounce can whole tomatoes
  • 1 14 ounce can pinto, red or black beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 cup frozen corn
  • 1 bunch cilantro, chopped


  1. Thoroughly dry the beef by patting it with paper towels; dry beef sears better.
  2. Preheat a large heavy pot over medium-high heat and add enough oil to cover the bottom of the pot. A thin film is not enough. Add a single layer of the beef cubes. Brown evenly, adjusting the heat as needed to keep the meat sizzling. Medium-high heat usually works best. Be patient, this is the only chance you’ll have to add the rich deep flavour of caramelization to the moist stew.
  3. Rest the browned beef on a plate. Continue with the rest of the beef, browning it in batches. Add more oil as needed. Remove the meat and set aside.
  4. Add the onions and garlic to the empty hot pan and stir well with a wooden spoon, scraping any brown bits from the bottom of the pan. Continue until the onions are golden brown.
  5. Add the red and jalapeño peppers. Stir in the chili powder, canned tomatoes, beans and the browned beef.
  6. Stir well and bring to a simmer. Cover with a tight-fitting lid and continue at a low simmer over low heat for an hour or so.
  7. When you are ready to serve, stir in the frozen corn and cilantro.


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