Two-Tomato Stew Chili


Bright and tangy sun-dried tomatoes, sweet peppers and juicy golden raisins elevate this chili to new heights. Don't feel pressured to use expensive cuts of beef in every meal. Stews and chilis offer the perfect opportunity to use cheaper cuts, as the cooking process easily breaks up connective tissue. Look for well-marbled cuts for the richest flavor.

Two Tomato Stew Chili
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
1 hrs 30 mins


  • 1 8-8.5 ounce jar oil-packed dried tomatoes

  • 2 pound beef chuck, cut in 1-inch cubes

  • 3 cup chopped onions

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • 2 red sweet peppers, chopped

  • 2 green sweet peppers, chopped

  • 2 medium carrots, coarsely chopped

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • 4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • 1 4.5 ounce can diced green chiles

  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cup water

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 8 ounce smoked mozzarella, shredded

  • Sliced dried tomatoes (optional)

  • Toasted baguette slices (optional)


  1. Drain the dried tomatoes, reserving 2 tablespoons of the oil. Chop tomatoes; set aside. In a Dutch oven heat the reserved oil over medium-high heat. Brown beef, half at a time.

  2. Return all beef to Dutch oven. Add onions, garlic, sweet peppers, and carrots; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in chopped dried tomatoes, raisins, cumin, and crushed red pepper; cook for 2 minutes. Stir in undrained green chiles; cook for 1 minute. Add crushed tomatoes and 2 cups of water; bring to boiling. Reduce heat to medium. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 1-1/14 hours, stirring occasionally, until meat is tender. Remove from heat. Add salt and pepper. Top with cheese and, if desired, sliced dried tomatoes. If desired, serve with baguette slices.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

429 Calories
18g Fat
36g Carbs
34g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 429
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 18g 23%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 82mg 27%
Sodium 676mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 36g 13%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 34g
Vitamin C 1.1mg 6%
Calcium 323.1mg 25%
Iron 5.4mg 30%
Potassium 1584mg 34%
Folate, total 64.5mcg
Vitamin B-12 3.9mcg
Vitamin B-6 1mg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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