"Hearty and easy-perfect for the cowgirl (or cowboy) in all of us! Can also be made in a slow cooker." — Paula T
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1 (16 ounce) package
1 (15 ounce) can
1 (15 ounce) can
potatoes, peeled and cubed
green bell pepper, chopped
salt and ground black pepper to taste
This is a very hearty stew. I didn't have ranch-style beans so substituted a 6 bean blend. I also cut the meat down to 1 lb. but kept everything else the same and it still makes lots.
Simple and so delicious, i did spice it up abit more with chopped jalapeno.
My husband devoured this, it's one of the best stews I've ever made. A definite keeper.
We call the Hamburg Vegetable soup here in the East
this is awesome! Thank you! From reading the rest of the reviews I decided I'd try just a pound of beef instead of 2 and it worked out great. It just depends on how much beef you'd like per spoonful :) I also added a 15 oz can of black beans because I love them and they were a nice addition, a whole diced jalapeno pepper, and about 3 times as much sugar as the recipe calls for - I personally like beef stews/chilis to be a little sweet. Because I added some things, I added two cups of water to the recipe as well. I probably ended up using about a tablespoon and a half of salt. It's great with a shredded cheddar blend sprinkled over it, and some avocado slices! And it ended up being enough to feed me for a few days, and to share!
I cooked it in slow cooker. The smell reminded me of soup my mom would make when I was a kid. We called it her kitchen sink soup, as she would take leftovers and make a soup. Will make again but cut the meat down to 1 lb. It was to much for just my husband and myself.
I thought this was good, but it was a little bland. I think next time I will do less meat and more spices.
Cowgirl Stew Haiku: "Yee-haw this was great! I just love Ranch-style beans! (I used the crockpot.") The only minor adjustments I made were reducing the ground beef to 1 lb. and the potatoes, and adding a handful of chopped carrots too. Oh, and the recipe didn't specify what type of canned tomatoes, so I went w/ stewed, which worked out well b/c my young daughter thought this was amazing, so long as I scooped out the larger chunks of tomato, which was easier that way. Dumped everything in the crockpot b4 work, and wow, was my nose assaulted w/ the most awesomest of aromas when I returned home. Can't wait to make this in a larger batch to freeze for chillier winter nights.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Serving Size: 1/12 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 12
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 108
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