Yummy Mexican Beef!! Delicious with rice. Super easy since it simmers all day in the crock pot!
2 tbsp cooking oil
1 lb beef stew meat, cubed
3 oz tomato paste
10 fluid oz beef broth
4 fluid oz water
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, crushed
1 tps chili powder (or more)
1/2 tsp ground cumin (or more)
1/2 tsp ground black pepper
salt (to taste)
2 Serrano chili peppers, seeded or not if you like it extra spicy and chopped
2 tsp cornstarch
Heat oil in a large saucepan over medium high heat, and cook beef until it is evenly browned.
Pour off excess fat and then add the browned meat to the crock pot.
Stir in tomato paste, beef broth and water.
Season with onions, garlic, chili powder, cumin, black pepper, salt and Serrano peppers.
Cook on low in the crock pot for 8 to 12 hours - the longer you allow it to cook, the more tender the beef will be.
Dissolve cornstarch in a small amount of water, and stir into simmering stew until thickened, about 5 minutes.