Easy Cowboy Stew

An updated version of the classic Cowboy Stew. Quick and Easy to make. Ready in 30 minutes. Comfort Food at its best!

cowboy stew

This Cowboy Stew recipe was inspired by a recipe I saw in an old recipe book.

I took a few liberties with some of the ingredients to make it my own.

stew ingredients simmering in a pot

Traditionally, cowboy stew is a one-pot dish that typically includes ingredients like ground meat, beans, tomatoes, corn, potatoes, and various seasonings.

You can use Lean Ground Beef instead of Ground Turkey for a slightly different flavor profile.

You can also substitute the Ranch Style Beans for some Chili Beans if needed.

bowl of cowboy stew

If you like your food on the spicy side you can add some Chili Powder to the ground meat.

You can also add a little cayenne, paprika or some crushed red pepper flakes when all the ingredients are simmering in the pot

Be careful though, a little goes a long way!

cowboy stew
Tips

Some brands of minestrone soup may not have any broth (like Campbell’s) so I recommend adding about a cup of chicken broth or water if you don’t have any. More liquid to taste obviously.

You can serve this delicious Cowboy Stew with some classic Cornbread or try my Spicy Cowboy Cornbread. You can also garnish your stew with a dollop of sour cream or shredded cheese for an extra layer of richness.

cowboy stew

You will need the following ingredients to make this Cowboy Stew recipe (see recipe card for quantities): Lean Ground Turkey, Ranch Style Beans, Sweet Corn, Green Chilies, Diced Tomatoes, Minestrone Soup, Salt and Pepper.

  1. In a large pot, brown the ground turkey. Drain any juices if necessary.
  2. Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in all the remaining ingredients.
  3. Let simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until heated through.

Printable Recipe Card

cowboy stew

Easy Cowboy Stew

An updated version of the classic Cowboy Stew. Quick and Easy to make. Ready in 30 minutes. Comfort Food at its best!
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time30 minutes
Total Time40 minutes
Course Soups & Chowders
Cuisine American
Servings 6
Calories 336 kcal

Equipment

  • Large Pot (or Dutch Oven)

Ingredients
 

  • 1 lb Lean Ground Turkey
  • Salt and Pepper, to taste
  • 30 oz Ranch Style Beans
  • 15 oz Sweet Corn, drained
  • 4 oz Green Chilies, diced
  • 14 ½ oz Diced Tomatoes, drained
  • 30 oz Minestrone Soup
Garnish (optional)
  • Sour Cream
  • Shredded Cheese

Instructions
 

  • In a large pot, brown the ground turkey. Drain any juices if necessary.
  • Add salt and pepper to taste. Stir in all the remaining ingredients.
  • Let simmer over medium heat for about 30 minutes, or until heated through.

Nutrition

Calories: 336kcalCarbohydrates: 51gProtein: 29gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.01gCholesterol: 52mgSodium: 870mgPotassium: 944mgFiber: 11gSugar: 5gVitamin A: 285IUVitamin C: 15mgCalcium: 101mgIron: 4mg

Nutritional information provided for this recipe is based on 1 serving. This information is an estimate and may vary based on several factors. If nutritional information is important to you and your diet, please verify this recipe with a Registered Dietitian.

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One Comment

  1. Monique says:

    I use to make a stew something like this, so decided to try this one out. It was better than I ever made.