This stew has a simple list of ingredients, but plenty of great taste thanks to flank steak, a cut that’s known for its excellent meaty flavor. The flank is also known for its long grainy, and sometimes tough texture. In this stew the texture is a great asset – the meat shreds apart into tasty strips after it’s cooked in the slow cooker.
Preparation time: 8-1/2 hours
1 1/2 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/4 cup sherry vinegar
2 stalks celery, thinly sliced
1 large onion, chopped
1 large red bell pepper, seeded and chopped
3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon ground cumin
1 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon freshly ground pepper
3 pounds flank steak, trimmed of fat, each steak cut into thirds
1/2 cup packed fresh cilantro leaves, chopped
1/2 cup chopped pickled jalapenos
10 corn tortillas, heated
1. Combine broth, vinegar, celery, onion, bell pepper, garlic, cumin, salt and pepper in a 6-quart slow cooker. Add beef, submerging it by tucking the vegetables under, over and between the pieces.
2. Put the lid on and cook on low until the meat is fork-tender, about 8 hours.
3. Transfer the meat to a cutting board; let stand for 10 minutes. Shred the meat with 2 forks and return it to the slow cooker. Stir in cilantro. Garnish with jalapeno and serve warm tortillas on the side.
11 g fat (4 g sat, 4 g mono)
53 mg cholesterol
18 g carbohydrate
24 g protein
3 g fiber
474 mg potassium
376 mg sodium
Nutrition Bonus: vitamin C (100% Daily Value), zinc (33% DV), iron & vitamin A (20% DV)