Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

Slow Cooker Mexican Beef Stew

  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 7 hours 10 minutes
  • Servings: 6
  • Course: Soups & Salads

Let the slow cooker do the work for you in this hearty south-of-the-border stew. And when you’re finished, simply toss the liner away and put away the slow cooker. No scrubbing or soaking required!

Reynolds Kitchens tip

Use a slow cooker liner and you’ll spend your time enjoying this delicious beef stew with your friends and family instead of cleaning up.


  • 1 pound beef stew meat cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon canola oil
  • 1 can (15 ounces) black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and chopped
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 can (14.5 ounces) reduced-sodium beef broth
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
  • 1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
  • Chopped avocado, cilantro, and/or crushed red pepper (optional)
  • Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner


Step 1

Line a slow cooker with a Reynolds® Slow Cooker Liner. Openslow cooker liner and place it inside a 5- to 6-quart slow cooker bowl. Fit liner snugly against the bottom and sides of bowl; pull top of liner over rim of bowl.

Step 2

Coat the beef with flour. Cook and stir beef in a large skillet in hot oil over medium-high heat about 5 minutes or until browned.

Step 3

Place the beans, carrots, onion, and garlic into the prepared slow cooker liner. Top with the beef. Add tomatoes, broth, chili powder, cumin, salt, and pepper.

Step 4

Cover and cook on low 7 hours or until the beef is fork-tender.

Step 5

Carefully remove lid to allow steam to escape. Stir in the corn gently with a rubber spatula. Cover and cook 10 minutes more or until heated through.

Step 6

Serve stew directly from slow cooker liner using a wooden or plastic utensil. If desired, serve with avocado, cilantro, and/or crushed red pepper.

Step 7

When finished, cool slow cooker completely; remove liner and toss. Do not lift or transport liner with food inside.

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