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Cowboy Stew II Recipe
  • READY IN 55 mins

Cowboy Stew II

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"I learned this recipe in the Boy Scouts and it is the perfect recipe for guys living on their own. It's quick and easy and very difficult to mess up. If you have a slow cooker, let it stew for a day or so. You'll be ready to go out and herd cattle after eating this! Serve with large pieces of crusty white bread."

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Original recipe makes 8 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    5 mins
  • COOK

    50 mins

    55 mins


  1. Brown the ground beef in a skillet over medium heat until no longer pink. Drain off any excess grease.
  2. In a stock pot or Dutch oven, combine the ground beef, tomatoes, corn, green beans, red beans, and onion. Season with oregano, cayenne pepper, and salt and pepper to taste. Cover and simmer for at least 50 minutes over medium to low heat. The longer it cooks, the better it gets!
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  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil can be used to keep food moist, cook it evenly, and make clean-up easier.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Mar 19, 2003

I'm surprised to admit that this is pretty good! I hardly ever cook from cans and was a little weary about the ingredients in this stew, but after cooking in the crock-pot for over two days the flavors really blended together to make one hearty and healthy stew! I added LOTS of crushed red pepper to spice it up a bit.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 15, 2004

It was okay, but it could stand some spicing up.


31 Ratings

Jul 14, 2005

My 12 year old son was the cook for his Boy Scout campout, and he took along all ingredients, except for the onion. He got rave reviews from the other boys as well as the adults, and there was enough to feed another starving patrol. Another hit on the campout was the dessert,campfire banana splits cooked in foil with chocolate chips stuffed in(from this website).

Jan 19, 2006

This recipe is definately a 5 star recipe for ease and versatility. I often saute ground beef and just freeze it for future use. With the beef presauteed this would be a VERY quick easy meal. Seems like a cross between baked beans and chili. You can add or omit as you see fit. I sauteed the ground beef with garlic, onion, coriander, cumin, chopped carrots and chipotle peppers. Then threw in the beans, tomatoes, and corn. I also added a can mild chilis. I served it over brown rice, but it would be good over potatoes too (maybe cowboy mashed potatoes from this site).

Oct 14, 2006

awesome, you can spice this recipe up, or leave as is for a good soup/stew on a cold night. I added various spices, and a can of diced tomatoes, whole potatoes, an extra can of green bean and a can of peas. Will make again!

Nov 04, 2010

This was very good comfort food and extremely easy to prepare. Can feed a crowd. I did use frozen green beans and corn, increased the cooking time a bit.

Oct 29, 2007

I found this stew very delicious and filling, and it was a recipe I was able to put together at the last minute with simple ingredients I already had in my kitchen. I didn't have any canned corn, so I used a 16 oz. bag of frozen corn and it worked just fine. I didn't drain the kidney beans to make up for the water that would have been in the canned corn. I didn't use a separate skillet to brown the ground beef--I simply browned the beef and cooked the onions together in my stew pot before draining and adding the remaining ingredients. I used 1 teaspoon salt and 1/2 teaspoon pepper, and that seemed to add just the right amount of seasoning. Good stuff! Nice alternative to chili.

Feb 22, 2007

So good! I did add a clove of garlic and some minced jalepeno's for extra flavor; probably use more garlic next time. Used about 1.5 cups of frozen corn and gr. beans in place of canned. Served it with mexican blend cheese and sour cream on top. Ohhh, yummy.


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  • Calories
  • 299 kcal
  • 15%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 39.2 g
  • 13%
  • Cholesterol
  • 35 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 10.3 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 7.6 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 16.7 g
  • 33%
  • Sodium
  • 1090 mg
  • 44%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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