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Cowboy stew


Mixed beans in a tomato sauce, keep it vegetarian or add various meats.

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  • 2 Cans of any beans of your choice i.e kidney beans
  • butter beans
  • black eyed beans. i use 2 tins of supermarket mixed beans
  • preferably in sauce.
  • 2 cartons of any passata. (or 2 tins chopped tomatoes)
  • 1 can of baked beans
  • 1/2 can sweetcorn
  • 1 red onion
  • peppers (again whatever colour you choose)
  • fresh chillies (optional)
  • season to your taste if you like it hot add chilli powder
  • paprika or cayenne or all of it!!
  • That's it for the veggie version
  • if you choose to go fully cowboy then you can add whole or chopped sausages
  • chorizo
  • bacon
  • mince
  • chicken or any meat of your choice this dish is as simple and cheap or as rich and extravagant as you choose but a little goes a long way.


servings 6
Level of difficulty Easy
Preparation time 20mins
Cooking time 60mins
Cost Budget Friendly


Step 1

In a large pan with a dash of oil add the onion, chopped into 1cm squares and gently fry off.

Step 2

Add the peppers to the onions and gently heat through.

Step 3

Add all the cans of beans, sweetcorn and passata to the pan also at this point add any spices or chillies you have chosen to use.

Step 4

Leave to simmer for up to an hour

Step 5

If you want to add meat fry it off in a separate pan then add it to your beans mix and simmer them together.


delicious served with my salt and pepper wedges.

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