Easy Cowboy Stew Recipe

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Cowboy Stew is one of my all-time favorite dishes. There’s just something about the combination of beef, potatoes, and carrots that makes my taste buds happy.

And I’m not the only one who thinks so. Cowboy Stew is popular all across the country, and for a good reason. It’s easy to make, it’s affordable, and it’s downright delicious.

This article will show you how to make the perfect Cowboy Stew. I’ll give you a step-by-step guide and share some tips and tricks I’ve learned over the years. Are you ready? Let’s get started!

What Ingredients Do You Have Recipes?

A few key ingredients are essential to making the perfect cowboy stew. Let’s take a look at what you’ll need. First, you’ll need some beef. I like to use chuck roast, but you can use whatever kind of beef you prefer. You’ll also need some potatoes, carrots, and onions.

I usually use beef broth for the liquid, but you could also use chicken broth or vegetable broth. And finally, for seasoning, I like to use salt, pepper, and garlic powder. But of course, feel free to add your favorite spices to the mix. It’s all up to you!

The Step-by-Step Recipe

I’ve been making Cowboy Stew for years and have perfected the recipe. It’s really simple, but a few key steps make all the difference. First, gather your ingredients. You’ll need beef stew meat, bacon, red potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, onion, beef broth, red wine (or any alcohol), Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper.

Next, cook the bacon in a large pot until it’s nice and crispy. Please remove it from the pot and set it aside on a paper towel to drain. Then add the beef stew meat to the pot and cook it until it’s browned on all sides. Please remove it from the pot and set it aside with the bacon.

Add the potatoes, carrots, celery, garlic, and onion to the pot and cook until they’re soft. Add the beef broth and red wine (or alcohol) and boil. Once the stew is boiling, add the beef stew meat and bacon back into the pot and let it simmer for about an hour. Then add Worcestershire sauce, salt, and pepper to taste. Serve with some fresh parsley or thyme on top, and enjoy!

Tips and Tricks for the Perfect Stew

There are a few tips and tricks that I’ve learned over the years when it comes to making the perfect stew. And I’m happy to share them with you. The first thing you need to do is brown the meat. This will add some flavor and depth to your stew. Make sure you don’t crowd the pan, or the meat will steam instead of browning.

Next, add the onions and garlic. Stir them around for a minute or two until they soften, and add the other vegetables. One important thing is to make sure your vegetables are cut into roughly the same size. This will ensure that they cook evenly.
Add the stock, bring it to a boil, reduce the heat, cover it, and simmer for an hour or two. Voilà! You’ve got yourself a perfect pot of cowboy stew.

Conclusion

Cowboy Stew is one of my all-time favorite recipes. Not only is it hearty and filling, but it’s also really easy to make. If you’re looking for an easy, one-pot meal that the whole family will love, look no further than Cowboy Stew.
The key to making the perfect Cowboy Stew is to use the right ingredients and to cook it low and slow. I use beef chuck roast or pork shoulder for my stew and add various root vegetables. The best part is you can customize your Cowboy Stew recipe however you like. So get creative and have some fun with it!
I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as I do. Happy cooking!

Easy Cowboy Stew Recipe

Recipe by Alexandra Jo
Servings

6-8

servings
Prep time

15

minutes
Cooking time

1

hour 

5

minutes

Ingredients

  • 4 slices bacon, chopped;

  • 2 (12-ounce) package kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/2 inch slices;

  • 1 1/2 pounds ground beef, 80/20;

  • 1 medium onion, diced;

  • 3 cloves garlic, minced;

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour;

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt;

  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper;

  • 1 teaspoon chili powder;

  • 1 (14.5-ounce) can petite diced tomatoes, with liquid;

  • 2 (16-ounce) cans baked beans, with liquid;

  • 1 (7-ounce) can chopped green chilies, with liquid;

  • 1 (15-ounce) can sweet corn, with liquid;

  • 2 medium russet potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2 inch cubes;

  • 1 cup water;

  • 2 tablespoons parsley, chopped;

Directions

  • Cook bacon until brown and crispy in a large pot. Using a slotted spoon, transfer bacon to a plate lined with a paper towel to drain;
  • Add the sausage to pot drippings and brown on both sides, adjusting heat as needed so fond (brown bits on the bottom of the pot) does not burn.;
  • Remove to the plate with bacon; set aside;
  • Add beef, onion, and garlic to the pot and brown until the beef is no longer pink;
  • Sprinkle flour, salt, pepper, and chili powder over beef. Stir and cook for 1 minute;
  • Add diced tomatoes, baked beans, green chilies, sweet corn, potatoes, bacon, sausage, and water;
  • Bring to a boil then immediately reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally;
  • Garnish with parsley;
  • Add additional water if stew is too thick;

Nutrition

  • Serving: 1/8 of the recipe | Calories: 745kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 38g | Fat: 45g | Saturated Fat: 15g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 125mg | Sodium: 2049mg | Potassium: 508mg | Fiber: 7g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 158IU | Vitamin C: 6mg | Calcium: 29mg | Iron: 2mg

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