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Crock Pot Santa Fe Stew

This stew is wonderful on a cold day. Throw everything in the crock pot and enjoy a wonderful dinner when you get home. Great with cornbread.
Prep Time15 minutes
Course: Main Course, Soup
Cuisine: American, southern
Keyword: crock pot stew, santa fe stew
Servings: 10 servings
Author: The Southern Lady Cooks


  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 small onion chopped
  • 1 small green pepper chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 15 ounce can Bush’s pinto beans, undrained
  • 1 15 ounce can Bush’s black beans, undrained
  • 1 15 ounce can Bush’s kidney beans, undrained
  • 1 15 ounce can whole kernel white sweet corn, drained
  • 1 14.5 ounce can petite diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 4 ounce can chopped green chilies
  • 1 1.5 ounce package taco seasoning
  • 1 1 ounce package ranch dressing mix


  • Brown ground beef with onion, green pepper and spices in a skillet on top of the stove. Add all ingredients to crockpot and mix in ground beef mixture. Cook on low 2 to 3 hours.
  • This makes a 3 quart crock pot almost full to the top, approximately 10 to 12 servings. It is great served with cornbread.


I always have leftovers with this stew. The second day we eat it in tortillas with sour cream, salsa, and shredded cheese on top and love it this way, too.