Why is it any dish with cumin or chili powder in it is automatically assumed to be “Texan”? Maybe someday I’ll figure it out. In the meantime, if you need a meal you can put together quickly that feeds a crowd, give this a try. But be warned: you’re going to need a very large stock pot to hold it all!
Adapted from 100kRecipies
Texas Cowboy Stew
Rich and hearty, this dish makes a lot - perfect if you need to feed a crowd.
Adapted from 100kRecipes
In a large skillet, sauté the onions over medium-high heat 3-4 minutes or until translucent. Add the ground beef and cook 6-8 minutes or until no longer pink, breaking the meat into crumbles while cooking. Add the sausage and cook 2-3 minutes or until lightly browned around the edges. Remove from heat and drain off any excess grease.
In a very large stock pot add garlic, potatoes, tomatoes, Ro*Tel, pinto beans, frozen vegetables, cumin, chili powder, and water. Stir to combine. Add meat mixture and stir until well blended.
Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper as desired.
- Amount Per Serving
- Calories 592kcal
- % Daily Value *
- Total Fat 27g42%
- Saturated Fat 10g50%
- Cholesterol 130mg44%
- Sodium 1522mg64%
- Potassium 1140.97mg33%
- Total Carbohydrate 45g15%
- Dietary Fiber 11g44%
- Sugars 10g
- Protein 46g92%
- Calcium 10 mg
- Iron 34 mg
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
- For a thicker stew, reduce water to 3 cups
- If 28 ounce cans of Ro*Tel are not available, three 10 ounce cans can be used
- If a spicier stew is desired:
- Increase amount of cumin and/or chili powder
- Add a dash of paprika
- Add chopped jalapeno peppers
- Use Ro*Tel "Hot" tomatoes with chilies