Cowboy Stew

Jacqui Farbrace
Sausage and beans in a hearty stew
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Course Main Course
Cuisine English
Servings 4 people


  • Large pot or saucepan


  • 1 Pack Sausages, cut each one in half Any flavour
  • 1 large Tin Baked Beans Mixed bean can be used too
  • 1 large Tin Chopped Tomatoes
  • 1 large Onion, chopped White or Red
  • 1 tbsp (approx) oil Olive or vegetable
  • Pinch Salt & Pepper to taste
  • 1 Beef or Vegetable Stock cube
  • 1 ltr hot Water


  • heat a little oil in a large pot or saucepan
  • Add the onion and the chopped sausages. Fry until the sausages start to colour.
  • Add the tomatoes and baked beans, Stir in.
  • Make up your stock with boiling water and the stock cube. Add enough to the pot to cover the ingredients.
    Stir the pot and bring to the boil.
  • When the stew has come to the boil, turn the heat down to a simmer and put a lid on the pot. If you have no lid keep a close eye that not too much liquid evaporates. If the stew starts to thicken, add some more hot water.
  • After about 20mins, check the consistency of the stew, if too thick add a little more water until it is the thickness you like.
    Add a pinch of salt & pepper to your liking.
  • If the stew is too thin, add some gravy granules a bit at a time until it thickens to your liking. OR, you can use a little cornflour if you have some. Mix with a little cold water to make a paste before adding to the stew.


If you want a bit of spice to your Cowboy Stew, add a few drops of Tabasco sauce or some chilli paste or flakes, whatever you have.
Keyword Beans, Hearty meals, Sausage,, Stew, Tomatoes, Winter dinner, Winter food