Beef Stew with Chipotle Peppers

Beef Stew with Chipotle Peppers

5 reviews, 4.4 star(s). 80% would make again

Ready in 5 hours

I love making this stew in the crock pot. It is ideal making it on a busy day or for Sunday supper. I have made this recipe without browning the beef on the stove top as well and it comes out delicious. But, I feel that the browning gives it a more deeper flavor. I also used chipotle peppers to flavor the stew. I love the tinge of spiciness and the robust smoked flavor it imparts.


2 lbs beef chuck
1/2 cup onion; diced
1 shallot; minced
3 cloves ; minced
2 chipotle peppers in adobo sauce; + 2 TBS sauce
1 cup red wine
1/4 cup water; mixed with 1 1/2 TBS tomato paste
1 tbsp flour
3 tbsp oil
1 Salt and pepper; to taste

Original recipe makes 8



Cut beef in 2 inch size cubes. Season with salt and pepper.

Heat a large heavy pot and add 1 TBS oil. Add cut up beef in batches using about 1 TBS of oil for each batch.You want to sear the meat and get some browned bits on the bottom of the pot.The browned bits have a ton of flavor.I usually, heat my pot on medium heat . But, check the heat every so often so the meat doesn't burn. Place beef in crock pot. To the browned bits in the pan, add the diced onion and shallots. Keep the heat on low add about 2 TBS water to help release the bits. ...Scraping often until all the browned bits have been released. Add the garlic let it cook for about 30 seconds. Add the wine( a Merlot would work great) and cook for about 2-3 minutes to evaporate some of the alcohol. Pour this over the beef in the crock pot. Add the water and tomato paste mixture. Add flour and incorporate with the beef. Add the chipotle and adobo sauce .

Cover and cook on high for 4-5 hrs. Check after 4 hrs to see if the sauce is thickened up and the beef is tender. The onions should have melted into the sauce.This stew is great over pasta/rice as well as mashed potatoes.

Verified by stevemur
Alert editor   

Beef stew with chipotle peppers

Calories Per Serving: 365 Get detailed nutrition information, including line-by-line nutrition insights?  Try BigOven Pro for Free for 14 days!

Date My private notes
Add your own private notes with BigOven Pro!

Take your recipes anywhere

Save to your recipe box and bring to the store with free BigOven membership!

Recipe Links

Link in another recipe. What would you serve with this?

Comment on Beef Stew with Chipotle Peppers

Rating (optional):

sign in to add your comment

Get seasonal ideas by email


Comment or review

I would give this 3 1/2 stars if I could. It was pretty good but lacked some flavor I thought. I added some vegetable broth and some cumin and that helped.
pols005 2y ago

Wow! This was great - very flavorful and now a family favorite.
drouchea 4y ago

Great !!
Mgulla 5y ago

This was terrific. About midway through, all I could smell was the sweetness of the wine, so I added some garlic powder, onion powder, and adobo powdered seasoning. It probably did NOT need it...the result was wonderful, though! Something different, for sure.
talheure 6y ago

[I posted this recipe.]
ellie36 7y ago

Add unlimited recipes. Remove ads. Custom folders. Find recipes for your diet. Try BigOven Pro Free