One-pot Mexican beef stew recipe

One-pot Mexican beef stew recipe

This Mexican one-pot dish can be prepared and ready to eat in just 20 minutes. Paprika and chipotle sauce gives this dish a lovely smoky flavour but both can be left out if it's not to your taste. The butter beans are the secret to the stew's creaminess.

Prep time: 5 minutes

Cook time: 15 minutes

Servings: 4 people


  • 1 tbsp oil
  • 350g (12oz) beef strips
  • 1 red onion, cut into wedges
  • 1 x 31g pack coriander, leaves and stalks separated
  • 1 x 95g jar chipotle chilli and smoked paprika paste
  • 1 x 400g tin butter beans, drained


Heat the oil in a large frying pan, when hot add the beef and onion wedges and stir fry for 5 minutes, until the beef is brown and the onion beginning to colour.

Finely chop the coriander stalks and add to the pan, along with the paprika and chilli chipotle sauce.

Fill the sauce jar with freshly boiled water and add to the pan with a further 2 jars of water.

Bring to a simmer.

Stir the butter beans into the stew, season with plenty of salt and pepper, warm through for 2 minutes, or until the beans are hot.

Remove from the heat, stir through the coriander and serve.