Green chilli, beef and ale stew

    2 hours 50 min

    This is a beef stew with a kick - flavoured with loads of green jalapeno chillies and your favourite ale. For a little less kick, use fewer jalapenos, or substitute with a milder green chilli. Serve with rice or crusty bread and salad for a gorgeous winter meal.

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    Serves: 9 

    • 4 tablespoons vegetable oil
    • 1.25kg beef stewing steak, cut into cubes
    • 2 onions, chopped
    • 2 cloves garlic, minced
    • 2 (400g) tins whole plum tomatoes, with juice
    • 1 (220g) jar jalapeno chillies, drained and chopped
    • 330ml bottle beer
    • 250ml beef stock
    • 2 teaspoons dried oregano, crushed
    • 1 1/2 teaspoons ground cumin
    • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
    • salt and pepper to taste

    Prep:20min  ›  Cook:2hr30min  ›  Ready in:2hr50min 

    1. In a casserole, heat oil over medium heat until hot, but not smoking. Pat the beef dry with kitchen paper and brown in batches, transferring the beef with a slotted spoon to a bowl as they are done.
    2. In the fat remaining in the pot, cook the onions until softened, about 5 minutes. Stir in the garlic and cook for 1 more minute.
    3. Return beef to the pot with any juices in the bowl and add the tomatoes with juice, chillies, beer, beef stock, oregano, cumin and Worcestershire sauce. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
    4. Bring to the boil and reduce heat. Simmer, partially covered, for 2 1/2 hours or until meat is tender.

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    I was concerned when making this stew if it would seem like it was missing something since there are so few ingredients. My husband and I both LOVED this stew. It was very flavorful & filling and didn't need anything else other than crusty bread to soak up the stew. I didn't use a beer but added extra beef stock instead. I also floured the meat before cooking - it seemed to thicken up the stew. I cooked it for 3 hours & the meat was tender & perfect. Great recipe.  -  13 Jun 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Yum,Yum,Yum! This is soooo good! I made a few changes. I browned the meat, onions, and garlic and put it in the crockpot instead of cooking them on the stove. I feel that it could of used a bit more beer, so next time I'll use a whole bottle for 3 servings instead of half a bottle.  -  27 Aug 2007  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)


    Great recipes - I used 2 cans of rotel tomatoes and 1 can of garlic whole tomatoes - YUMMY I have made this four times now and each time its gotten rave reviews from friends and family. Thanks for sharing.  -  15 Aug 2005  (Review from Allrecipes US | Canada)