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Texas Cowboy Stew

Cooking Method
Difficulty Beginner
Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 75 min Total Time: 1 hr 30 mins
Servings 10
Best Season Suitable throughout the year

Rich and hearty, this dish makes a lot - perfect if you need to feed a crowd.

Adapted from 100kRecipes

  • 2 cups onion, chopped
  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 28 ounces Kielbasa sausage, sliced into 1/2 inch pieces ((two 14oz packages))
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cans pinto beans, undrained (15 oz)
  • 2 cans peeled and diced tomatoes, drained (14.5 oz)
  • 1 can Ro*Tel diced tomatoes and green chiles (28 oz)
  • 24 ounces frozen mixed vegetables ((two 12 oz packages))
  • 2 teaspoons ground cumin
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 4 cups water
  • salt and pepper (to taste)
  1. 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.

  2. 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.

  3. Bring mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, cover, and simmer for one hour, stirring occasionally. Season with salt and pepper as desired.

Nutrition Facts

Servings 10

Amount Per Serving
Calories 592
% 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%
Iron 34%

* 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


Keywords: beef, kielbasa, stew, Ro*Tel, vegetables