Slow Cooker Fiesta Beef Soup

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Don your sombrero and transport yourself south of the border with this soup brimming with the traditional flavors of Mexico: chiles, cilantro, tomatoes, beans, garlic, and beef.

Slow Cooker Fiesta Beef Soup similar to a chili in flavor, but much lighter. It’s tasty anytime of year, but delicious and light on a spring or summer evening. Fun fact: spicy foods actually cool you down in warmer weather, which is why spicy dishes are often eaten in warm climates.

Enjoy Slow Cooker Fiesta Beef Soup for a party of one or two and freeze the rest, or make it for your next gathering. Serve it with the Watermelon Water from this list, and you will have yourself a fiesta, Señorita!

These soups are also light, filling, and delicious:

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Slow Cooker Fiesta Beef Soup

Slow Cooker Fiesta Beef Soup

Yields: 8 | Serving size: 1-1/2 cups | Calories: 217 | Total Fat: 4 g | Saturated Fats: 1 g | Trans Fats: 0 g | Cholesterol: 36 mg | Sodium: 302 mg | Carbohydrates: 26 g | Dietary fiber: 8 g | Sugars: 5 g | Protein: 22 g | SmartPoints: 5


  • 1/2 cup diced onion
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, rinsed and drained
  • 1 (4.5 oz) can diced green chili peppers
  • 1 (14.5 oz.) can diced tomatoes
  • 2 1/2 cups beef broth or vegetable broth, low sodium, fat-free (use more broth for a thinner soup)
  • 1 cup fresh or frozen corn
  • Juice from 1 lime
  • 1 tablespoon chili powder
  • 1 teaspoon cumin
  • 1/2 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • Kosher or sea salt to taste
  • 1/2 cup freshly chopped cilantro
  • 1 pound stew beef or chuck steak, cut into 1-inch pieces


  1. Add all the ingredients to the slow cooker, stir to combine. Cover and cook on low 6-8 hours.

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