My boyfriend is from Mexico and he whipped this up one night and it turned out great. Beef, onions, garlic and peppers cooked in a delicious salsa verde sauce. Serve with rice, beans and tortillas. You may also add some sour cream to the sauce to make it creamier or add it after as a garnish.

Melissa
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Ingredients

4
Original recipe yields 4 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Heat olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the onion, and cook for a few minutes, then stir in the beef, and garlic. Cook, stirring frequently until meat is evenly browned.

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  • While the meat is cooking, stir together the lime juice, jalapeno, cilantro and green onion. When the meat is browned, stir in the cilantro mixture and oregano. Pour in the salsa, cover and cook for about 10 minutes, stirring occasionally, until the meat is cooked through.

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Nutrition Facts

414.4 calories; 30.2 g protein; 8.6 g carbohydrates; 99.8 mg cholesterol; 237.8 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
We learned something about jalapenos when we shopped for this. The shelf guy at the grocery store assisted in choosing jalapenos, and he said his dad used to grow them. The more pointed the jalapeno, the spicier, he said. We hadn't known that, and since we're not big on really hot spice, we chose a very rounded jalapeno for this recipe. It was perfect! A pleasant heat after you eat, but not overwhelming. And oh, yes, we did like the recipe and will make it again. It's a keeper! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 2 stars
01/21/2009
This recipe is very mis-leading. I followed the recipe exactly, and the recipe fails to note that in order for stew meat to be edible, it must be STEWED. This means the meat must cook in liquid for quite some time, like an hour or more. So, as it is written, this recipe is not good. However, I'm sure the flavors would be excellent with stewed meat. Also, as another reviewer noted, cilantro should not be added before the stewing process. It should be added at the very end, to keep its fresh flavor. I hope to try this recipe again with changes soon. Read More
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239 Ratings
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  • 4 star values: 69
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 8
  • 1 star values: 5
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
We learned something about jalapenos when we shopped for this. The shelf guy at the grocery store assisted in choosing jalapenos, and he said his dad used to grow them. The more pointed the jalapeno, the spicier, he said. We hadn't known that, and since we're not big on really hot spice, we chose a very rounded jalapeno for this recipe. It was perfect! A pleasant heat after you eat, but not overwhelming. And oh, yes, we did like the recipe and will make it again. It's a keeper! Read More
(183)
Rating: 5 stars
02/17/2006
We learned something about jalapenos when we shopped for this. The shelf guy at the grocery store assisted in choosing jalapenos, and he said his dad used to grow them. The more pointed the jalapeno, the spicier, he said. We hadn't known that, and since we're not big on really hot spice, we chose a very rounded jalapeno for this recipe. It was perfect! A pleasant heat after you eat, but not overwhelming. And oh, yes, we did like the recipe and will make it again. It's a keeper! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/02/2005
Made it almost exactly like the recipe and it was good. Then I let it simmer for at least 1.5 hours and it was GLORIOUS! I used stew meat (chopped in small cubes) left out the jalapenos and used Macayo Salsa Verde for the salsa. The result was a wonderfully flavored meat for tacos burritos chimis or in my case enchiladas. The secret seems to be to keep simmering the beef until the liquid is cooked off. I live in the Southwest and eat a lot of Mexican food and will make this recipe again and again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/27/2008
HELPFUL TIPS THAT HELPED ME: If this is your first time working with beef stew meat look for beef stew meat that is already cubed and packaged. You may want to cube them even smaller if you plan to use the meat for tacos etc. I've done this both ways & using a FRESH jalapeño tastes a lot better. Don't be afraid to use a lot more green salsa!! I used a lot more than 7 ounces. Use what's necessary to cover all the meat...and then more as you see it soak up. You don't want your beef stew to turn out dry! Lastly to make this 5-stars simmer it for an hour. This is very quick. I never saw my husband and kids eat so much. They usually only eat chicken. Read More
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Rating: 2 stars
01/20/2009
This recipe is very mis-leading. I followed the recipe exactly, and the recipe fails to note that in order for stew meat to be edible, it must be STEWED. This means the meat must cook in liquid for quite some time, like an hour or more. So, as it is written, this recipe is not good. However, I'm sure the flavors would be excellent with stewed meat. Also, as another reviewer noted, cilantro should not be added before the stewing process. It should be added at the very end, to keep its fresh flavor. I hope to try this recipe again with changes soon. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2003
I can't get a lot of Mexican food items here in Australia, so when my son came to visit us a few weeks ago, he brought me a case of 4 oz cans of green chilies. I used one of these in place of the green salsa and it turned out wonderfully. I really miss the "authentic" Mexican tastes here and this was a real treat, thank you for the recipe. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
06/23/2006
This was outstanding! Added double the garlic, cilantro and jalapeno(seeded)--but we like spicey. Also cut the stew meat in smaller cubes. Added 2 cans of salsa and cooked for 2-3 hours on low to really tenderize the meat(added a bit of water if necessary). Wrapped the mixture in tortillas, added more salsa and these were sooo good! Have fixed a number of times. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/21/2005
My husband never comments on my cooking but praised this dish over and over and said he wanted it every night for dinner. I used ground beef because I couldn't find stew meat at the store. SO GOOD!! A little spicy next time I will serve it with chopped tomatoes and sour cream to cool it down a bit. Yum! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/02/2006
Browned the stew meat the night before. Cooked in crockpot on low covered to the top of meat with beef stock and half can of green chile peppers so the flavors would blend. Drain liquids from crockpot in a strainer so you don't lose the peppers. Combined red salsa green onions oregano lime juice garlic onion and a little basil husband don't like cilantro. Threw in a little more of the canned chili peppers. Cooked them all together served with refried beans tortillas chips sour cream and he had to have his tomato. He loved it. Thanks for the post. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/31/2011
What a great find in the thousands and thousands of recipe on AR. I found a package of stew meat in the freezer and went on a quest to find something to make with it. I made this but put it all in the crockpot to slow cook all day. I did brown the onion beef and garlic on the stovetop before putting in the crockpot. I then added one chopped jalapeño to the meat mixture. One hour before eating I added the rest of the ingredients to the crockpot. We ate this on flour tortilla shells and topped the meat mixture with "Taco Slaw" from AR. Thanks for sharing this recipe Melissa it was one of the best I've made in 2011. Read More
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