Creamy Cowboy Mixed-Up Stew

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Miss Diggy

Why mixed-up in the name? This recipe uses a lot of "different" things altogether to make a very good and filling stew. My 1 year old daughter loved it so much, she was even licking her plate clean (which I have never seen with ANY baby).

Top Review by samalita

Delicious. Delicious. Delicious.
I was excited and nervous about trying this recipe. Excited because I love all the ingredients, and because of your daughter's reaction to it. Nervous because I've never had cottage cheese in a stew before, and I wasn't sure how all the ingredients were gonna go together.
In the end, it was amazing. I followed the recipe exactly, except that I added more cilantro, and I used cream of mushroom with roasted garlic for the soup. I served it with oyster crackers.
My 2 toddlers loved it. My 3 y.o. said we should change the name to "bed time soup" because it made her feel calm and quiet. I guess she just figured out what they mean by "comfort food". :)
My oldest daughter (11) wouldn't eat it because she said it was a weird color, even though it's the same color as one of her favorite meals. That's a tween for ya.
This recipe made a LOT of stew. After we all ate our fill, I froze the left overs. I'll definitely bring this out on the next frozen day- BUT it would be great for any season.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Heat the olive oil in a sauce pan and then add the scallions and zucchini and sauté for a few minutes.
  2. When finished, place them along with the potatoes, carrots, garlic, cilantro, water, and bullion cubes in a pot and boil until the vegetables are cooked through. This usually takes about 10-15 minutes.
  3. In the sauce pan used to sauté, put in the ground beef and brown, then drain.
  4. Dish the ground beef into water with vegetables, even if veggies aren't done.
  5. Once vegetables are finished cooking through, add the cream of mushroom soup, and stir.
  6. Then in a small bowl, mix the milk and cornstarch together, and then add it into the stew, letting it thicken up.
  7. Add the cottage cheese, and let it completely melt, then serve.

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