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Tender Salsa Beef

Total Time

Prep: 15 min. Cook: 8 hours


8 servings

Updated: Mar. 11, 2022
This is my Mexican-style twist on comfort food. To keep it kid-friendly, use mild salsa. —Stacie Stamper, North Wilkesboro, North Carolina
Tender Salsa Beef Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
  • 2 cups salsa
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 4 cups hot cooked brown rice
  • Sliced jalapeno peppers, optional


  1. In a 3-qt. slow cooker, combine the beef, salsa, brown sugar, soy sauce and garlic. Cover and cook on low 8-10 hours, until meat is tender. Using a slotted spoon, serve beef with rice and, if desired, sliced jalapeno peppers.

Can you freeze Tender Salsa Beef?

Freeze individual portions of cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding water if necessary.

Nutrition Facts

1/2 cup beef mixture with 1/2 cup rice : 259 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 53mg cholesterol, 356mg sodium, 28g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 2g fiber), 19g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 2 starch, 2 lean meat.

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