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Texas Stew

I love to experiment with many different types of recipes. But as a mother of young children, I rely on family-friendly ones more and more. Everyone enjoys this stew. —Kim Balstad, Lewisville, Texas
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
  • Makes
    12 servings (3 quarts)


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 1 can (15-1/2 ounces) hominy, drained
  • 1 can (15-1/4 ounces) whole kernel corn, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced carrots, drained
  • 1 can (15 ounces) sliced potatoes, drained
  • 1 can (16 ounces) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1 cup water
  • 1 teaspoon beef bouillon granules
  • 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
  • Chili powder to taste
  • Dash Worcestershire sauce
  • Dash hot pepper sauce


  • In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 5-qt. slow cooker. Stir in the remaining ingredients.
  • Cover and cook on low until heated through, 6-8 hours.
If your family doesn't care for hominy, you can use a 15-ounce can of green beans (drained) instead.
Nutrition Facts
1 cup: 223 calories, 8g fat (3g saturated fat), 38mg cholesterol, 710mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 5g fiber), 15g protein.

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  • Hunter Mom
    Mar 19, 2020

    Enjoyed by my family!

  • Karen
    Oct 10, 2018

    I want to make this but I have gone to 3 grocery stores and can not find the Ranch Style Pinto Beans. Is there a substitution that can be used in its place

  • Mary
    Oct 9, 2018

    Unfortunately I can tell just by looking at the ingredients that this is not something we would enjoy

  • Leslie
    Oct 9, 2018

    Good grief....all those canned products contribute to the high salt content. I understand the Hominy, tomatoes, and pinto beans need to be canned, but frozen corn can be used, and fresh potatoes and carrots. Fresh is best.

  • grammyjane67
    Oct 9, 2018

    Delicious! I used low salt or no salt added canned tomatoes, canned haminy, and beans. I never buy canned vegetables because of the salt content. Dicing the fresh potatoes and carrots only added a small amount of cooking time to the dish. I also used low salt canned beef broth.

  • TCBurch
    Apr 18, 2018

    I like this recipe. It requires quite a bit more seasoning, however. I added herbs and spices to give it an extra pop.

  • kitt8980
    Apr 29, 2011

    I have to say this was a big hit in my house. My husband loved it and he is a picky eater. Though I did change a couple of things. Instead of Ground Beef I used Ground Turkey and chicken broth instead of Beef bouillon cube. I will be making this again. It is a must try.

  • cornflower8892
    Jan 29, 2011

    my family really loved it.i make it often.

  • Plastics
    Sep 22, 2009

    Homiiny is traditionally a southern dish but it is corn that has been soaked in a weak lye solution. It comes either white or yellow. If you have a Wal-mart, they have their own brand. Bush also has canned hominy, but look close to the corn in your supermarket.

  • davesolco
    Apr 15, 2009

    I'm sorry for my ignorance but what is hominy? Judith