I have never heard a complaint of my beef stew, it's a great new take on an old favorite! I prefer to serve stew over white rice, it all depends on your taste. You can season the beef with a packet of Sazon instead of salt and pepper, for even more Spanish style.

Recipe Summary

prep:
10 mins
cook:
4 hrs 10 mins
total:
4 hrs 20 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat a large skillet over medium heat. Cook beef in hot skillet until completely browned, about 5 minutes; season with salt and pepper. Transfer beef to a slow cooker, retaining some of the beef drippings in the skillet.

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  • Return skillet to heat and heat the retained drippings. Saute onion and garlic in hot drippings until softened, about 5 minutes; add to beef in slow cooker.

  • Stir potatoes, diced tomatoes, sofrito, and olives into the beef mixture.

  • Cook on Low until beef and potatoes are fork-tender, 4 to 5 hours.

Nutrition Facts

241 calories; protein 19.6g 39% DV; carbohydrates 13.6g 4% DV; fat 11.6g 18% DV; cholesterol 39.8mg 13% DV; sodium 821.7mg 33% DV. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 4 stars
07/23/2016
I doubled this recipe, an also decided to work with what I had, and from knowing how my mother cooked stews (we are Spanish)...so I subbed capers for green olives, added about 6 oz red wine, 1 cup beef broth , added about a teaspoon of cumin, about 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 2 teaspoons of oregano, and a shot of olive oil. I sauteed a small chopped green bell pepper with the onion and garlic. Also I did not use sofrito...basically the onions, green pepper, and garlic are already sofrito so that's kind of redundant. Anyway...Amazing!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2017
I followed the recipe and some of the suggestions from others like browning the meat with the sazon seasoning (i made it myself since my store didnt carry it) and I added red wine worcestershire and beef broth to the mix and it STILL tasted like something was missing. I cooked it on high for 4 hours and the potatoes didn't soften I had to take them all out and microwave them for 15 minutes. Flavor was seriously lacking super disappointed - the recipe sounded so delicious! Read More
(10)
222 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 130
  • 4 star values: 66
  • 3 star values: 18
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 4 stars
07/22/2016
I doubled this recipe, an also decided to work with what I had, and from knowing how my mother cooked stews (we are Spanish)...so I subbed capers for green olives, added about 6 oz red wine, 1 cup beef broth , added about a teaspoon of cumin, about 4 tablespoons of chopped fresh parsley, 1 tablespoon of paprika, 2 teaspoons of oregano, and a shot of olive oil. I sauteed a small chopped green bell pepper with the onion and garlic. Also I did not use sofrito...basically the onions, green pepper, and garlic are already sofrito so that's kind of redundant. Anyway...Amazing!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
12/09/2015
12.9.15 I'm not a huge fan of slow cooking, but beef stew is one meal that always works well in a slow cooker. At 4 hours on low, neither the meat nor the potatoes were tender, so I bumped up the temperature to high, and cooked for an additional 1-1/2 hours. Followed the recipe to the letter with the exception of adding a good splash of red wine and using halved olives WITH pimientos. We enjoyed this stew with yellow rice and black beans. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/21/2016
I made this today, and absolutely loved it. It is one of the tastiest stews I have ever cooked! I did tweak it a bit..Upon suggestions from some of the critiques, I browned the meat in a packet of Sazon and a shake or two of Adobo. When adding to the slow cooker, I added 12 oz. red wine and 6 oz. beef broth. I also added a couple of spoonfuls of chicken boullion to enhance the flavor. Served with white rice. To die for! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/16/2016
I followed the suggestions of everyone else and did 4 hours on low and then 1 and a half on high. I actually doubled the recipe with no real issues that I could see. I did add some of the actual liquid from the jar of olives to it. I thought it made it even better. Reminded me of a slightly spicy picadillo. My husband and son very much enjoyed it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
01/10/2016
Delicious! Only thing I did different was tossed the raw beef in adobo saffron spices before browning it. Otherwise I followed the recipe to a T. Definitely a new family favorite! Even my 2 year old loves it! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2016
This Is a great dish. I had never heard of sofrito, and living in the wilds of rural Wales I was unable to buy a jar. So I did a bit of research and made my own: onions, garlic, bell peppers, olives, corridanda, oregano, bay leaves and salt and pepper. The addition of olives really gave the stew a fantastic flavour. (I understand that salt wouldn't have been used traditionally, but I like salt!). Thank you Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2017
I made this today but I did not use a crockpot nor does this dish call for one rather it uses the term slow cooker which can mean braising. I did mine in a cast iron pan with a tight fitting lid followed the recipe exactly. I usually do the first time I make a dish from Allrecipes. Next time I will make a couple of minor changes to suit but all in all this was a very good recipe. After browning my meat on the stove top I put the pan in the oven at 250 for about 3.5 hours took it out and it was ready to serve meat tender and potatoe's done. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
01/04/2017
I followed the recipe and some of the suggestions from others like browning the meat with the sazon seasoning (i made it myself since my store didnt carry it) and I added red wine worcestershire and beef broth to the mix and it STILL tasted like something was missing. I cooked it on high for 4 hours and the potatoes didn't soften I had to take them all out and microwave them for 15 minutes. Flavor was seriously lacking super disappointed - the recipe sounded so delicious! Read More
(10)
Rating: 4 stars
01/16/2016
This is good though I feel the Rotel overpowers the dish. It gives it a kick but that can be done with other spices. Next time I'll just use a can of tomatoes so the Latin seasonings shine through. Read More
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