Make-Ahead Two-Tomato and Chile Stew

Make-Ahead Two-Tomato and Chile Stew
Photo: Andy Lyons
Prep Time:
30 mins
Cook Time:
1 hrs
Freeze Time:
1 hrs
Total Time:
2 hrs 30 mins
13 cups


  • 2 pound boneless beef chuck roast

  • 3 cup chopped onions (3 large)

  • 1 ½ cup chopped red sweet peppers (2 medium)

  • 1 ½ cup chopped green sweet peppers (2 medium)

  • 1 cup coarsely chopped carrots (2 medium)

  • 1 8-8.5 ounce jar oil-packed dried tomatoes, drained and chopped

  • 1 4 ounce can diced green chile peppers, undrained

  • ½ cup golden raisins

  • 4 teaspoon ground cumin

  • 6 cloves garlic, minced

  • ½ - 1 teaspoon crushed red pepper

  • ¼ teaspoon salt

  • ¼ teaspoon ground black pepper

  • 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes

  • 2 cup water

  • Shredded cheddar cheese

  • Sliced green onions (optional)


  1. Line a 15x10x1-inch baking pan with parchment paper; set aside. Trim fat from meat. Cut meat into 1-inch pieces. Spread meat in the prepared baking pan and freeze for 1 to 2 hours or until firm.

  2. In a 2-gallon freezer bag combine frozen meat, chopped onions, red and green sweet peppers, carrots, dried tomatoes, green chile peppers, raisins, cumin, garlic, crushed red pepper, salt, and black pepper. Squeeze air from bag, seal, and freeze for up to 1 month.

  3. To serve, in a 5- to 6-quart Dutch oven bring crushed tomatoes and the water to boiling; add frozen ingredients. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 1 hour or until meat is tender, stirring occasionally. Sprinkle each serving with cheese and, if desired, green onions.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

334 Calories
10g Fat
32g Carbs
32g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 334
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 10g 13%
Saturated Fat 4g 20%
Cholesterol 81mg 27%
Sodium 492mg 21%
Total Carbohydrate 32g 12%
Total Sugars 16g
Protein 32g
Vitamin C 91.8mg 459%
Calcium 156mg 12%
Iron 5.3mg 29%
Potassium 1308mg 28%
Folate, total 63.4mcg
Vitamin B-12 2.2mcg
Vitamin B-6 1.1mg

*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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