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Beef in Tomato Sauce with Swiss Chard

This recipe is simple and quick to make, making it an excellent option for your Sunday family dinner.
Course Main Dish
Cuisine Mexican
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 37 minutes
Servings 6
Calories 202kcal


  • lb. sirloin steak diced*
  • ½ medium white onion sliced
  • 2 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • 1 garlic clove minced
  • 2 Serrano peppers diced **
  • 1 Can 28 oz. Muir Glen Organic Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes
  • 1 bunch Swiss chard chopped and with stems removed
  • 3 Cilantro sprigs
  • Salt & pepper


  • Season the meat with salt and pepper. Heat the vegetable oil at medium-high heat in a large skillet. Once the oil is hot, add the beef and cook until it is well browned. This process will take about 8-10 minutes. Stir the beef from time to time, until the meat juices have evaporated and the meat starts to brown. Browning adds more flavor to the meat.
  • Add the sliced onion and the diced Serrano pepper, and sauté for about 2 minutes.
  • Stir in the garlic and cook for about one minute.
  • Pour in the canned Organic Fire Roasted Crushed Tomatoes from Muir Glen and stir. Turn the heat up and cook for 3 more minutes. After this time, reduce the temperature, cover the pan, and keep cooking for 5 more minutes. At this time, the sauce will look a little dry, but don’t worry about it, since the Swiss chard will release its liquid into the sauce when you add it.
  • Finally, and working in batches if needed, stir in the chopped Swiss chard and the cilantro. Season with salt and pepper and cook until the Swiss chard is just wilted (about 1 to 2 minutes on low heat). Stir well, and then remove from the heat and season to taste with salt and pepper. Remember that the Swiss chard will release some liquid, so stir it well so it can blend with the tomato sauce.
  • Serve immediately with a side of rice.


You can use other types of meat cuts to make this beef tomato stew, like chuck steak or rib-eye steak.
If Serrano peppers are not available, use one Jalapeño pepper.
You can also use Spinach instead of Swiss chard.
This recipe will take less time than a regular beef stew.


Calories: 202kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 25g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 69mg | Sodium: 277mg | Potassium: 445mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 576IU | Vitamin C: 4mg | Calcium: 40mg | Iron: 2mg