Canned Cowboy Stew

            When I was asked to make cowboy stew, I chuckled! I had never heard of it at that time. However, since then it has become one of my all time favorites. I love making this stew and I love eating it too.

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The best part is that the family also loves this stew. Trust me, you will come up with many different recipes if you search for cowboy stew. None will taste quite as good as this one.

            This is loaded with ground beef, beans and vegetables. The stew has a fascinating texture with all those ingredients, the flavor of each of these ingredients combined is unbelievable!

What I really like is that this is a super easy recipe to make for your family. Those weekends when yard work is happening, or snow shoveling, plowing, gardening or any of those activities that leave you starving at the end of the day, this is the dish to make. It will fill you up and make you comfortable and satisfied.

Frequently Asked Questions:

Is this really that easy?

Yes, it really is! All you need to do is brown your beef and onion, then open a few cans and it is going to turn into one of the best meals you have ever eaten.

How do I store this?

Allow this meal to cool completely and then wrap it tightly or place it in an airtight container. It will stay in the refrigerator for up to 4 days.

Can I freeze this meal?

If you choose to add potatoes to this dish, I would not recommend freezing it. Many potatoes will not hold up well when cooked and frozen then unthawed. Some tend to become mush.

What do you need to make Canned Cowboy Stew

            1 ½ pounds lean ground beef

            1 white onion, chopped

            1 tsp Italian Seasoning

            3 cloves garlic, minced

            1 tsp salt

            1 tsp black pepper

            2 cans whole kernel corn, drained

            2 cans cut green beans, drained

            1 can red chili beans, rinsed and drained

            2 cans stewed tomatoes, not drained

Optional:

8 ounces frozen Southern Style hash browns (this is not recommended if you plan to freeze any of this Cowboy stew) You could also cube 2 Yukon gold potatoes and add those, not if you are freezing this stew.

How to make Canned Cowboy Stew

FIRST STEP:

Brown the ground beef in a dutch oven

When the beef is halfway cooked, add in the chopped onion and the garlic

SECOND STEP:

Add in the Italian seasoning and the salt and pepper to the meat and onions

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Add the 2 cans of green beans, the 2 cans of corn and the 2 cans of stewed tomatoes, along with the rinsed off red chili beans

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THIRD STEP:

Stir completely to mix well

FOURTH STEP:

Allow to come to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer

Cover and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes

This can be served with biscuits or toasted rolls. You could make garlic cheese toast to go along with it.

This could also be topped with seasoned croutons to give it the crunch every stew needs.

Enjoy!

YUM!

Canned Cowboy Stew

Canned Cowboy Stew

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 50 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 5 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 ½ pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 white onion, chopped
  • 1 tsp Italian Seasoning
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp black pepper
  • 2 cans whole kernel corn, drained
  • 2 cans cut green beans, drained
  • 1 can red chili beans, rinsed and drained
  • 2 cans stewed tomatoes, not drained
  • Optional:
  • 8 ounces frozen Southern Style hash browns (this is not recommended if you plan to freeze any of this Cowboy stew) You could also cube 2 Yukon gold potatoes and add those, not if you are freezing this stew.

Instructions

FIRST STEP:

Brown the ground beef in a dutch oven

When the beef is halfway cooked, add in the chopped onion and the garlic

SECOND STEP:

Add in the Italian seasoning and the salt and pepper to the meat and onions

Add the 2 cans of green beans, the 2 cans of corn and the 2 cans of stewed tomatoes, along with the rinsed off red chili beans

THIRD STEP:

Stir completely to mix well

FOURTH STEP:

Allow to come to a boil then reduce the heat to a simmer

Cover and simmer for 45 to 50 minutes

This can be served with biscuits or toasted rolls. You could make garlic cheese toast to go along with it.

This could also be topped with seasoned croutons to give it the crunch every stew needs.

Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 12gSaturated Fat: 6gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 180mgSodium: 280mgCarbohydrates: 140gSugar: 14gProtein: 12g