Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Beer-Stewed Beef Mexicana

When I think of the perfect meal on a cold winter night I always think of a hearty stew and that is exactly what this meal is! This has to be my absolutely favorite stew recipe and it is super easy and budget friendly, not to mention low in fat and calories! I found the recipe in The Biggest Loser Family CookbookThis is a MUST make meal, give it a try and I promise you will be in love with it just like me!

Serves 4
1 (1lb) trimmed London broil or top round steak, cut into 1" cubes
1 tbsp flour
1/8 tsp garlic powder
1/8 tsp salt
Pinch of ground black pepper, or to taste
1 1/2 tsp extra virgin olive oil
1 (12oz) bottle beer
1 (24oz) container fresh salsa (refrigerated, not jarred)
20oz sweet potatoes, peeled and cut into 2" cubes
4 small zucchini, sliced into 1" rounds (I quartered them)

In a medium bowl combine the steak, flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper. Toss until the beef in evenly coated. Let stand for 15 minutes.

Place a large nonstick soup pot over medium-high heat. When hot, add the oil, then the beef. Cook until browned all over, about 1 minute per side. Add the beer and fresh salsa and stir to submerge the beef. Cover, reduce the heat to low, and simmer for 1 hour.

Add the sweet potatoes, making sure they are submerge in the liquid, cover, and simmer for 45 minutes longer. Gently stir in the zucchini and simmer for 10 minutes longer, or until the meat, potatoes, and vegetables are tender. Season with additional salt and pepper, if desired. Serve immediately or refrigerate in airtight plastic container for up to 3 days.

Weight Watchers Point Plus Value: 8 point plus
Nutrition Facts:
Calories 302
Protein 28g
Carbohydrates 40g
Fat 6g
Saturated Fat 2g
Cholesterol 50mg
Fiber 5g
Sodium 659mg

1 comment:

  1. Who would thought beer is just as good as wine in terms of mixing it with food? Or maybe it's just me. Anyway this looks so delicious and easy to make. I can't wait to try and serve this in family brunch. >> Corey Glenn @ ColonialSpiritsDelivers.com