My little doggy and I are brewing up some cowboy stew today. If you want an affordable protein filled meal this is the recipe for you. This one will feed your hungry cowboy and little rustlers. In the meantime gather some baked beans, onions, canned tomatoes, green peppers, and your choice of stew meat. Clean out the old slow cooker. Put your feet up, and relax while this meal cooks on it’s own.
One 28 oz can of prepared baked beans
One 10 oz can of diced tomatoes with green chilies
One 14.5 can of diced tomatoes
One large chopped onion
One large chopped green pepper
One cup of chopped celery
2 Tablespoons oil or butter
2 Tablespoons of apple cider vinegar
1/2 Tablespoon of sugar
You can make an adult or a kid friendly version (with the hot dogs) of this stew
One pound your choice of stew meat or 1 package of hot dogs (kid friendly)
Place your chopped green peppers, onions and celery into the bottom of your slow cooker.
On medium heat melt the butter or warm the oil. Add the stew meat (if you are using hot dogs see below). Sear your stew meat (brown on each side).
When meat is lightly browned but not cooked add 2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar to the pan.
Dump the meat and liquid from the pan into the slow cooker.
Drain your cans of tomatoes and chilies.
In a mixing bowl mix together your tomatoes, chilies, and sugar. Dump this into the slow cooker.
Allow to cook on low for 6 to 8 hours or until meat is cooked through.
During the last hour of cooking add your baked beans and stir well. Recover and cook for remaining last hour.
If you are using hot dogs for the kiddos… Cook your onions, green peppers, and celery in a large pan with the butter or oil. Once those are cooked add your baked beans, drained tomatoes, chilies, vinegar, sugar and bite size pieces of hot dogs. Allow to simmer until heated all the way.
Serves 4 to 6