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Texas Cowboy Stew Recipe
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Texas Cowboy Stew

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"Hearty, filling and man-pleasing describes this stew. Link sausage, cumin, chilies, and chili powder is what gives this soup its Southwest flavor. This dish is quick, easy, and tastes best when it simmers in a slow cooker or even on the stove all day. Bake some Mexican cornbread, toss a simple green salad, and you have a great meal."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    30 mins
  • COOK

    1 hr

    1 hr 30 mins


  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the sausage, garlic and onion; cook and stir until the meat is no longer pink. Drain off grease, and transfer the contents of the skillet to a large pot.
  2. Pour the tomatoes into the pot with the meat, and stir in the potatoes, pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes with chilies, mixed vegetables and water. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover, and simmer over medium-low heat for at least 1 hour. Stir occasionally. The longer this stew cooks, the better it gets.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 16, 2008

Excellent! I divided my recipe in half initially as I was afraid of investing so much into something that I may not eat. Even by cutting it in half, it made a lot. I used 1.5 lbs of hamburger. Had a bag in the freezer of some left over spaghetti sauce so I put that in there, added a little more cumin and chili powder....and it was really good. Have enough for about 4 more meals - so in the freezer it goes....awaiting a chili cold night. I have made the other kind before where you add the ranch dressing mix and this recipe is so much better! Enjoy!

Most Helpful Critical Review
Dec 29, 2008

I changed the serving size to 6 and it still made a ton of stew. I didn't care for the kielbasa sausage but it was a nice meal on a cold day.


57 Ratings

Feb 20, 2005

Fast and easy preparation. Typical taste of Texas...hearty and spicy.

Jun 02, 2009

My husband actually saw this recipe first and asked me to make it for him. It did not disappoint! We have a big family (five kids) and this recipe makes enough for two dinners and a lunch. Great value and great taste all in one. We've also served this for guests who've loved it too and always ask for the recipe. I can't say enough about how much we really love this recipe. It's definitely a family favorite now.

Jan 18, 2011

This was really good! Halved the recipe yield and used ground venison and homemade venison sausage. I left out the frozen veggies as it was already a lot! My fiance really loved it. Had just the right amount of "kick". Will make it next time with cornbread. Thank you!!!

May 03, 2010

Delicious and filling. I followed the recipe, for the most part, and will use this recipe again and again. Here is how I tweaked the recipe to suit our tastes: I used beef kielbasa, 4 large cloves of garlic, 1 very large onion, 1 small can of tomato sauce to give more body, and I used chicken broth instead of water. I skipped the mixed vegetables as we had enough veggies with the potatoes, onion, corn, and pinto beans. I did not use the cumin and used just the chili powder--regular and ancho. I think next time, I will skip the potatoes. Yum!

May 07, 2007

This recipe makes a lot! It was fun to make--quick and easy, too. I browned and drained the beef, then browned and drained the sausage. I set both meats aside while I sauteed the onion (in a clean soup pot) in two tablespoons of oil. Then added the spices and cooked for a couple minutes more before putting all of the rest of the ingredients into the pot. Because I had an open can of chipotle peppers in adobe sauce in my fridge I diced up a couple of tablespoons and added that as well.

Oct 12, 2005

This was a hit with all of us!


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  • Calories
  • 677 kcal
  • 34%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52.2 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 115 mg
  • 38%
  • Fat
  • 37.1 g
  • 57%
  • Fiber
  • 8.9 g
  • 35%
  • Protein
  • 35.3 g
  • 71%
  • Sodium
  • 1620 mg
  • 65%

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

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