Make this staff-favorite one of your go-to dutch-oven dinners this fall. Tougher cuts of meat, like chuck-eye turn meltingly soft, root vegetables make the stew rich and hearty, and a dollop of greek yogurt adds just the right amount of tang, to cut through the rich sauce and brighten the meal.
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 1/2 pounds beef chuck-eye steak, cut into 1-inch pieces
1 medium white onion, thinly vertically sliced, slices halved
8 garlic cloves, minced
2 tablespoons chili powder
1 tablespoon chopped canned chipotle chile in adobo sauce
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 (15-oz.) cans unsalted kidney beans, drained and rinsed
1 (28-oz.) can unsalted diced tomatoes, undrained
2 cups unsalted chicken stock
1 (15-oz.) can unsalted pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 1/2 teaspoons kosher salt
2 cups yellow bell pepper strips, halved crosswise
1 1/2 cups red bell pepper strips, halved crosswise
1/2 cup green bell pepper strips, halved crosswise
1 ripe avocado, diced
1/2 cup plain 2% reduced-fat Greek yogurt
1/2 cup chopped scallions
1/2 cup fresh cilantro leaves
Thinly sliced radishes (optional)
Added sugars 0g
Calcium 15% DV
Potassium 25% DV
How to Make It
Heat oil in a large Dutch oven over medium-high. Add half of steak; cook, stirring occasionally, until browned, about 6 minutes. Remove steak from pan. Repeat procedure with remaining steak. Set steak aside. Add onion and garlic to pan; cook, stirring occasionally, until onion is tender, about 6 minutes.
Stir in chili powder, chipotle chile, and cumin; cook, stirring constantly, 1 minute. Add kidney beans, tomatoes, stock, pinto beans, and salt; bring to a boil. Return steak to pan; cover, reduce heat to low, and simmer 30 minutes. Stir in bell peppers; cook until steak is tender, about 30 minutes. Ladle chili into bowls; top with avocado, yogurt, scallions, cilantro, and, if desired, radishes.
Slow Cooker Method - Prepare as directed in step 1, substituting a large skillet for the Dutch oven. Transfer steak and onion mixture to a 6-quart slow cooker. Add chili powder, chipotle, cumin, kidney beans, tomatoes, stock, pinto beans, salt, and bell peppers. Cover and cook on LOW until beef is tender, 5 to 6 hours. Serve with avocado, yogurt, scallions, cilantro, and, if desired, radishes.
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