This Texas take on beef stew deserves to be on every table in the country.
Why This Recipe Works
For a bold and intensely satisfying Mexican-style beef stew with balanced flavors of beef, tomato, chiles, and warm spices, we kept things simple, kicking out hard-to-find varieties of fresh and dried chiles in favor of the surprisingly delicious mix of chili powder, oregano, cumin, and coriander. Choosing chicken broth for our braising liquid let the flavor of the meltingly tender beef chuck shine, and adding the potatoes and bell peppers partway through cooking guaranteed tender but not disintegrated vegetables. Finally, cutting back on the amount of liquid and adding a tablespoon of flour gave our stew the perfect texture, making it equally delicious as a taco filling or served on a plate with beans and rice.