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Cowboy Stew

I made up this dish back in the early 1970s when I was down to very little food in the house. Since it's combination of barbecue sauce, hamburger, hot dogs and beans, this one-skillet meal makes both children and adults happy.
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 30 min.
  • Makes
    11 servings


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 4 cans (16 ounces each) baked beans
  • 8 hot dogs, sliced
  • 1/2 cup barbecue sauce
  • 1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese


  • 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.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 457 calories, 23g fat (9g saturated fat), 84mg cholesterol, 1223mg sodium, 36g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 9g fiber), 29g protein.

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  • nightskystar
    Jan 2, 2021

    my stepdad was asking for something that was "saucy and had burger and mom used to make it when funds were low". one bite and he smiled...said..this is WAY better than what i had..its great!!! Thanks so much for the recipe!! its wonderful!!

  • Aaron
    Sep 30, 2020

    This dish was really tasty and easy to prepare, and very filling. With hamburger, hot dogs, beans, and BBQ sauce, it tasted like summer in Michigan. Thanks for sharing this lovely, homespun recipe.

  • katecrid47
    Jan 23, 2020

    This was quick and easy. Made it as per the recipe. Will definitely make again. Thanks for sharing!

  • pajamaangel
    Dec 5, 2013

    I omitted the parmesan cheese because my son doesn't like it and I only added one large can of baked beans. We enjoyed this very much. It was quick, tasty and filling.

  • Cheapthrills
    Jun 5, 2012

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