New Mexico Stew

Helen Kenagy Carlsbad, NM

Prep. Time: 15 Minutes
Cooking Time: 8½–10½ Hours


  • 2 lbs. stewing meat or steak, cubed, divided
  • salt to taste
  • pepper to taste
  • 1 Tbsp. oil
  • 5–6 potatoes, cubed, divided
  • 6–8 carrots, diced, divided
  • other vegetables, diced, divided
  • 1–2 4¼-oz. cans chopped green chilies, divided
  • lbs. raw pork sausage, crumbled, divided

Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 5-Quart


  1. Salt and pepper stewing meat. Brown in oil in skillet.
  2. Place half the stewing meat in bottom of slow cooker.
  3. Layer half the vegetables and chilies over the beef. Crumble half the sausage over top. Sprinkle each layer with salt and pepper.
  4. Continue layering until all ingredients are used.
  5. Cover. Cook on High until ingredients begin to boil. Then turn cooker to Low for 8–10 hours. Do not lift lid and do not stir during cooking.
  6. Serve with a green salad and fresh bread.