Cowboy and Ranch Recipes

Cowboy Beef Stew

Cowboy Beef Stew

Total: 2 1/4 to 3 hr | Yield: 6 servings


  • 2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch pieces
  • 1 (12 to 14 ounce) package dried bean soup mix with seasoning packet (not quick cooking)
  • 2 (14 1/2 ounce) cans diced tomatoes with green peppers and onion
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 (14 to 14 1/2 ounce) can beef broth
  • 3 cups frozen diced or hash-brown potatoes (optional)
  • Salt and pepper


  1. Soak beans in water overnight in refrigerator according to package directions. Reserve seasoning packet.
  2. Coat beef with seasoning from reserved packet.
  3. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in large stockpot over medium heat until hot.
  4. Brown 1/3 of beef; remove from stockpot.
  5. Repeat twice with remaining oil and beef, adding additional oil as needed.
  6. Pour off drippings; return beef to stockpot.
  7. Drain beans; discard water.
  8. Add beans, tomatoes and beef broth to stockpot. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and simmer 1 3/4 to 2 1/4 hours, or until beef is fork tender.
  9. Stir in potatoes, if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; continue simmering, uncovered, 5 to 7 minutes or until potatoes are tender, stirring occasionally.
  10. Season with salt and pepper, as desired.


Per serving: 509 calories; 16g fat (4g saturated fat; 6g monounsaturated fat); 91mg cholesterol; 898mg sodium; 46g carbohydrate; 2.2g fiber; 47g protein; 6.3mg niacin; 0.4mg vitamin B6; 2.8mcg vitamin B12; 8.2mg iron; 22.6mcg selenium; 7.2mg zinc


Recipe and photo used with permission from: Texas Beef Team

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