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Cowgirl Stew

Rated as 4.64 out of 5 Stars
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"Hearty and easy-perfect for the cowgirl (or cowboy) in all of us! Can also be made in a slow cooker."
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Ingredients

1 h 25 m servings 323
Original recipe yields 12 servings

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Crumble ground beef into the pot; cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add water, corn, tomatoes, ranch-style beans, potatoes, onion, green bell pepper, celery, chili powder, sugar, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the beef; stir. Cover the pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a simmer until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.

Footnotes

  • Tip
  • Aluminum foil helps keep food moist, ensures it cooks evenly, keeps leftovers fresh, and makes clean-up easy.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 323 calories; 12 35.8 18.7 47 295 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

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.

Most helpful critical review

definately missing some spices, can't say what, but it was somewhat bland.

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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.

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...

My husband devoured this, it's one of the best stews I've ever made. A definite keeper.

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 spoo...

It's so nice seeing everyone substituting ingredients and changing measurements because this recipe is BORN to do this! More meat, less meat; More spices, less spices; Different kind of beans; ...

This is a wonderful recipe that lends plenty of leeway for someone to gussy it up to suit their own tastes! Someone asked what Ranch Style Beans are. They are actually a brand of beans. Pinto be...

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...

OK, I hate it when users here change the ingredients and give the original recipe a low rating. I didn't have a few of the main ingredients, but this recipe inspired me to try it with what I had...