I made up this cowboy stew in the early 1970s when I was down to very little food in the house. Because it's a combination of barbecue sauce, hamburger, hot dogs and beans, this one-skillet meal makes both children and adults happy. —Val Rananawski, Millville, New Jersey
In a Dutch oven, cook beef over medium heat until no longer pink; drain. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 4-6 minutes or until flavors are blended.
Cowboy Stew Tips
What else can you add to Cowboy Stew?
Add some heat by using a spicy sausage, such as chorizo or andouille. Or toss in some pickled jalapenos or chipotle peppers. For more vegetables, mix in frozen or canned corn or green beans.
How do you store Cowboy Stew?
Store this stew in an airtight container in the refrigerator for up to three days. You can also freeze it in resealable freezer bags or containers for up to three months. On the stovetop, reheat the stew over low heat; add broth or water if necessary.