Soups & Salads

Texas Cowboy Stew

Posted: September 7

Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Yield: 8 servings

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Everything’s bigger in Texas—including flavor! This Texas Cowboy Stew, with its juicy kielbasa sausage, savory potatoes, and warm and delicious vegetables is guaranteed to fill you up and pack a punch. It’s ready in just 40 minutes and is perfect for sharing or for saving leftovers for later! Texas Cowboy Stew is perfectly seasoned, hearty, and absolutely scrumptious. This southern dish will leave you feeling satisfied, happy, and warm! Yee-haw!


1 onion, chopped
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 pounds ground beef
2 packages kielbasa sausage, sliced into 1/2-inch pieces
2 (14.5 ounce) cans tomatoes, peeled, diced, and drained
2 (14.5 ounce) cans diced tomatoes and green chile peppers, juices reserved
2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, juices reserved
4 medium baking potatoes, peeled and diced
1 (15 ounce) can whole kernel corn, drained
1 (10 ounce) package frozen mixed vegetables
2 teaspoons ground cumin
2 teaspoons chili powder
salt, to taste
pepper, to taste
4 cups water


Step 1

In a Dutch oven, sauteé the onion and garlic over medium heat until the onion is translucent, about 5 minutes.

Step 2

Add the ground beef and cook until there’s visibly no pink left, about 5-7 minutes.

Step 3

Add the sliced sausage.

Step 4

Pour in the diced tomatoes, the tomatoes with chiles, the pinto beans, the potatoes, the corn, and the frozen veggies.

Step 5

Stir everything until well mixed.

Step 6

Add the cumin, chili powder, salt, and pepper.

Step 7

Add the water and bring the mixture to a boil.

Step 8

Let the soup simmer for 1 hour.

Step 9


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