Ranch Stew

A stew similar to chili and just as tasty.


I get all excited on Wednesdays when my husband comes home with the mail. Every week we get a local shopper/newspaper and it is loaded with recipes and tips for ladies. After weeks of collecting recipes I finally tried one yesterday. One thing I have had to learn about the cooking here is the people do NOT season their food.  Recipes also call for things like Accent; which is a mostly MSG seasoning and I stay away from that ingredient. This recipe called for it and in it's place I used a little cajun seasoning.

Ranch Stew is a stick with you recipe. I ate two bowls and was stuffed. I will definitely be making this again and doubling the recipe for leftovers.  ~SO GOOD!


Ranch Stew


1 Tbsp. oil                                               
1 medium onion, chopped  
1 bell pepper, diced                      
1 can whole kernel corn (drained)
2 cups tomatoes, diced
1 tsp chili powder
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1/2 cup water
1 pound ground meat
1Tbsp sugar
1 can kidney beans
salt and pepper
shredded cheese ** optional

In a heavy pot brown meat, onion and peppers, drain. Add remaining ingredients and simmer for 30 minutes.
The original recipe did not say whether to drain the corn or not, but I DID. I also added a little more chili powder to the pot.

1 comment

  1. Hey Lori!!! I haven't been around blogland in quite a while, so I've been reading some of your past posts. I LOVE seeing the pictures of your area. To me it is beautiful. So much of God's handiwork to see and I'd never get tired of it. Your moon pictures are beautiful! Are there lots of ranches in your area? The stew looks good, but I was surprised to hear they don't season their food much. I can't eat anything with MSG either. It gives me horrible headaches.

    I hope you have a very blessed Christmas!!!

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