Cowgirl Stew


  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 3 cups water
  • 1 (16 ounce) package frozen corn
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomatoes
  • 1 (15 ounce) can ranch-style beans
  • 6 potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 2 tablespoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 dash garlic powder
  • Salt and ground black pepper to taste


Heat oil in a large pot over medium heat. Crumble ground beef into the pot; cook and stir until completely browned, 5 to 7 minutes. Add water, corn, tomatoes, ranch-style beans, potatoes, onion, green bell pepper, celery, chili powder, sugar, garlic powder, salt, and black pepper to the beef; stir. Cover the pot and bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and cook at a simmer until potatoes are tender, about 1 hour.

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