Are you looking for a meal that will feed your whole family and more? If so, then you came to the right place. A Texas cowboy stew is relatively easy to make and requires very simple ingredients. It won’t set you over the edge on your food budget, yet it has everything, from meat to veggies. This hearty meal is made from simple meat, sausage, and veggies, covered in a mouth-watering tomato sauce.
This stew combines so many different food groups that it will satisfy almost any craving you had. The recipe calls for some spices; you can add more to taste. As you master this stew, you can change the recipe to your liking and create your own variations.
How to make a Texas Cowboy Stew?
Sautee your onions over medium heat in a dutch oven.
Add ground beef to the onions and brown.
Add sliced sausage to the mix.
Add the tomatoes, pinto beans, corn, potatoes, diced tomatoes with chilli, and veggies.
Stir and mix everything until it’s combined.
Add the spices to taste.
Add water to the dutch oven, bring it to a boil, and leave it to simmer for an hour.
How can I make my stew less soupy?
Some people like a liquid stew. It’s good with rice or other sides. It can be even be eaten as a thick soup! However, if that’s not your preference, simply add less water to the mix. Watch the consistency as the water starts to thicken. As soon as it’s thick enough, you can add more water or turn the heat off.
What can I serve Texas cowboy stew with?
If you like a saucy stew, you can add a side of mashed potatoes or rice to it. The side dish will soak up all the stew and carry the flavor. Plus, you’ll stay full for longer because of the added side. Some people prefer to contrast their stew with something fresh, like a vegetable salad. If that’s your case, try adding steamed veggies like broccoli or asparagus. You can also serve the stew with a simple vegetable salad.
What spices work well in a stew?
A stew is like a canvas. It has a base; you can add anything on top of it. The regular spices include cumin, chili powder, and salt and pepper. If you want to make yours spicier, you can add some chopped jalapeños or any other spicy pepper you have at home. Paprika complements the flavors in this dish beautifully. If you’re feeling funky, add a bit of cinnamon.
- 2 lb ground beef
- 2 packages of kielbasa sausage sliced into ½ inch pieces
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 (14.5oz) cans peeled and diced tomatoes, drained
- 4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
- 2 (15oz) cans pinto beans, with liquid
- 1 (15.2oz) can whole kernel corn, Drained
- 2 (14.5oz) can diced tomatoes with green chile pepper, with liquid
- 1 (10oz) package frozen mixed vegetables
- 4 cups of water
- 2 tsp ground cumin
- 2 tsp chili powder
- Salt and pepper to taste
In a dutch oven over medium heat, sauteé onion. Add ground beef and cook until there’s no pink left
Add sliced sausage
Pour in tomatoes, pinto beans, corn, potatoes, diced tomatoes with chiles and veggies
Mix everything until well combined, add spices
Add water, bring to a boil, and simmer for one hour