Crock-Pot Cowboy Supper (Easy Weeknight Meal idea)

Slow Cooker Cowboy Supper

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cubed (I used Yukon Golds)
  • 1 envelope Onion Soup Mix
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 11 oz. can of sweet corn, drained
  • 15 oz. can beans (I used Ranch Style), undrained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1

On the stove in a skillet brown and drain ground beef.

2

Spray non-stick cooking spray in the slow cooker. Add potatoes and sprinkle onion soup mix over the top. Layer ground beef on top.

3

Add can of diced tomatoes, corn, and beans. Add water and close lid.

4

Cook on low for about 6-7 hours until potatoes are tender.

5

Stir ingredients, and then add shredded cheese over the top. Close lid for 10 minutes to melt.

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cowboy slow cooker meal ingredients

Need an easy Crock-Pot dinner idea?

Try making this delicious Cowboy Supper for an easy weeknight meal! It’s a simple meat and potatoes type dish that can easily be made in the slow cooker so your family can come home to a warm and comforting meal with very little effort.

pouring ingredients into slow cooker for cowboy meal

I love meals that use simple pantry staples!

This slow cooker idea can easily be adapted to suit your family’s taste. For instance, I used Yukon Gold potatoes, Ranch Style beans, and diced tomatoes with jalapenos, but you can use the type of beans, veggies, and tomatoes you have on hand.

Hip Tip: I used Lipton’s onion soup mix to season the potatoes which makes them so yummy! You may be able to add diced onions instead if desired.

stirring cowboy slow cooker meal


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Slow Cooker Cowboy Supper

yield: 6 SERVINGS

prep time: 15 MINUTES

total time: 15 MINUTES

A ground beef and potato supper that easily comes together for a convenient and delicious slow cooker meal.

Ingredients

  • 1.5 pounds ground beef
  • 2 pounds potatoes, cubed (I used Yukon Golds)
  • 1 envelope Onion Soup Mix
  • 14.5 oz can diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 11 oz. can of sweet corn, drained
  • 15 oz. can beans (I used Ranch Style), undrained
  • 1/4 cup water
  • 1 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Directions

1

On the stove in a skillet brown and drain ground beef.

2

Spray non-stick cooking spray in the slow cooker. Add potatoes and sprinkle onion soup mix over the top. Layer ground beef on top.

3

Add can of diced tomatoes, corn, and beans. Add water and close lid.

4

Cook on low for about 6-7 hours until potatoes are tender.

5

Stir ingredients, and then add shredded cheese over the top. Close lid for 10 minutes to melt.

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This slow cooker meal idea ROCKS!

We loved the delicious melted cheese texture. YUM! I think easy weeknight slow cooker meals are such a lifesaver. This one is a winner for sure!

bowl of cowboy supper from the slow cooker


Want more inspiration? Check out these 3-ingredient slow cooker meals!


Lina has a Bachelor's Degree from Northern Arizona University with 10 years of blogging and photography experience having work featured in Today.com, Martha Stewart, Country Living, Fox News, Buzzfeed, and HGTV.


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Comments 88

  1. Steph-B

    Sounds easy and delicious! Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Bero

    Onion soup mix, wonder if there is GF/soy-free alternative. It sounds yummy!

  3. Pdxsong

    Looks yummy! Thanks

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Sure! Enjoy 👍🏻

  4. Helena Anderson

    I love to cook in my slow cooker and Crocker pot. But I end up cooking too much,can any tell me how can you cook for only person. Thanks you. Helena Anderson aka Nina

    • Amy

      Maybe try the lunchbox size crock pot and halving or quartering the recipe?

    • Melissa White

      Most things you make in a crock pot can be frozen and reheated. Get some individual serving containers and freeze. I do this for my grandparents all the time.

      • Judy Johnson

        Just leave out the potatoes till cooking day. Everything else can go into the freezer in whatever sized bags suit your needs.

        • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

          Great idea- thanks!

  5. Charles A.

    What size slow cooker?

  6. Magda

    This would definitely pass as dinner in my house!
    Just thinking out loud…what if I used Ranch seasoning instead of onion soup mix…My hubby hates onions and will detect even the smallest flake… and I cannot eat beans. What else could I use? Ideas please. Also, I would probably use frozen instead of canned veggies but I will have to make up for the water difference. Do you think I could make it in a pressure cooker? (I just don’t like to leave slow cooker on while I am away from home and I can’t cook it at night – I don’t like my house smelling like dinner at 5 am LOL)

    • Anna

      I was thinking Ranch would be a tasty substitution. I’m going to make this in my Instant Pot, browning the meat first and then pressure cooking for 5 minutes with a 10 minute natural pressure release.

      • Krista

        Did you try this and did it work? Was the timing correct to soften potatoes?

        • Jennifer Sisco

          Hi Krista,
          I used my Instant Pot for this recipe, I used 1 packet of ranch seasoning and the small white potatoes cut in half, as that’s what I had on hand. I did 6 minutes of high pressure, then did the 10 minute natural pressure release. Potatoes were fork tender, although I found just going by the above recipe to have no flavor!! I added another packet of ranch, much needed salt & pepper.

      • Courtney

        Did you try this in the instant pot? Did it work for that time? Want to try this tonight 🙂

        • Jennifer Sisco

          Hi Courtney,
          I used my Instant Pot for this recipe, I used 1 packet of ranch seasoning and the small white potatoes cut in half, as that’s what I had on hand. I did 6 minutes of high pressure, then did the 10 minute natural pressure release. Potatoes were fork tender, although I found just going by the above recipe to have no flavor!! I added another packet of ranch, much needed salt & pepper.

    • Heidi

      Try plugging your slow cooker in the garage or sometimes I’ll do it in the laundry room with the door closed to avoid smelling the house up.

    • Kim

      Lupton has herb n garlic seasoning same place you find the onion soup mix..it is awesome. I use it in burgers meatloaf and pot roast.

    • Marie

      I think it could be cooked stove top and a lot faster.

      • Marie

        Was thinking the same thing

  7. alwayskristie

    Any sub option for tomatoes?

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Hmm…maybe Tomato soup? Cream of mushroom soup? Beef broth? Can of chili? Salsa?

  8. Raedev

    I wanna try this so bad.seems easy for a not so great cook like me. Lol

    • Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

      Yes it’s one of those not fancy but still tastes great meal ideas! 👍 super easy

  9. Lina (Hip's Modern Martha)

    Not every idea will be for everyone and that’s okay!
    I think it does taste better than it looks though! 😀☝🏻️

  10. ambernicolesherman

    Any idea how long you might cook this in the Instant Pot?

    • Mindy

      I would think however long it would take to cook the potatoes because everything else just needs to be heated and the ground beef is already cooked. Maybe 6-8 min on high pressure.

  11. James Brown

    Just made and waiting on it to get done wondering if hot sauce will be good with it

  12. Kelly

    Great recipe! Made it once in the slow- cooker. I am trying it in my instant pot right now!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect! Let us know how it goes – yum 😋

  13. Sydnee

    How much water do you put in it? Thanks!

  14. Jeri

    We loved this recipe
    I made it in the instant pot and it’s a keeper!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      That’s so awesome 👏!

      • Kim

        We made it and it was all gobbled up! Even picky eater hubby loved it enough to want to take to his family’s reunion tomorrow! I do want to try with ranch too, just maybe for us first.

    • Mindi

      What settings did you cook this on in your instapot??

  15. Kayla

    Can i not use the onion soup? I dont have any but i jave everything else.

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You may miss out on some awesome flavors if you skip the mix, Kayla. Onion soup mix contains these items and you could add them instead: dried onion flakes, beef bouillon granules, onion powder, parsley flakes, celery seed, paprika and black pepper. Once you get the flavor right (just add a little and taste) then you’ll be all set!

  16. Patricia Carder

    It looks good but I think a pan of cornbread would go good with it

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum great idea!

    • Larissa

      We eat ours over buttered cornbread… SO yummy! I’m on my third time making this recipe this weekend. Happy I found it!

      • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

        Oh yum!! Thanks for sharing ❤️

  17. Mabeljoy

    What size crockpot?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I think a 5 or 6 quart would work – I have a 6 quart – Thanks!

  18. Donald

    Cooked it to recipe Specifications and 7 hrs 25 minutes potatoes are still crunchy…boiling potatoes now to make family happy…

  19. Ihearthip

    My favorite kind of recipes too! Thanks! I’m really needing more ideas after a few hectic weeks back at school.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      YASSS! And thanks for the feedback!

  20. sne3103

    Lina, could you please share the settings to do this in the instant pot? Any additional liquid needed?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I have not tried it in the IP- so it might be a little trial and error. I would guess 5-6 minutes on high and maybe add an extra 1/4 cup of broth or water. That plus the liquid from tomatoes, and stated 1/4 cup water in recipe should be good. Thanks!

      • sne3103

        Thank you 🙂 On the menu for next week!

  21. Marty Gaston

    Serve this with some warm cornbread and….OH MY!! Thanks for sharing, will be making it this winter!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yum I love cornbread! – Thanks Marty!

  22. M

    Could you make this vegetarian without the meat?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      ya that sounds like a good!

  23. sne3103

    Doing my walmart grocery pickup order right now, and I’m unable to find the ranch style beans near me (at Target or otherwise). So do I just do a can of pinto beans+1 pack dry ranch dressing (in addition to the onion soup mix), or will it taste weird? Or would you just do the can of plain pinto beans?

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I think a can of plain pinto beans is fine! Enjoy 😉

  24. Paula frantz

    Can I use kidney beans

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Yes I’m sure you could 👍

  25. CarmelaR

    I made this recipe yesterday at my house. It was a hit with my family. Thank you for posting this good, easy recipe

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh yay I’m so glad you all enjoyed! Thanks for sharing.

  26. Lisa Henderson

    I steamed the potatoes in my instapot for 10 mins then put everything in the slow cooker. Instead of the water I used tomato juice. Everything turned out yummy 😋

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh thanks so much for sharing your IP version! Yum!

  27. Barbara

    I wonder how chicken would do in the recipe instead of the ground beef? Any idea? I think it would work.

  28. Fayeth

    Well for anyone still wondering how to convert to an instant pot recipe, let me tell you what not to do 🤣 I added all ingredients except beans and beef along with an extra 1/2 cup of chicken broth ( so 3/4 cups total liquid) and cooked on high pressure for 5 minutes. Everything looked great when I took the lid off, added beans and beef and cheese and stirred…. which is when it turned into soup 😂 apparently way to much liquid and a bit to much time in the pressure cooker! I would cut down to 1/3 cup liquid a 3 minutes high pressure next time. On the bright side I threw in an extra cup of cheese, added some garlic powder and now I have a lovely potato soup 😂 great recipe!!

  29. Laura

    I just made this but it was a miss for me. I did not like the taste at all. It took so long for the potatoes to cook and I cut them into small cubes. I made the Chicken Zucchini Casserole this weekend and it was absolutely delicious!!! I would make the Zucchini recipe over and over again for sure, but I won’t be making the Cowboy Supper anymore!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Tha is Laura for adding your feedback!

  30. Theresa

    wonder if frozen cubed potatoes would work. I dont have time to peel and cube up potatoes in the morning before going to work

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Ya I’m thinking that could be tasty too!

    • MommySpendsLess

      Simply Potatoes has bags of fresh precut potatoes – at my local grocery store they’re in the refrigerator case with other breakfast foods. I use them a lot in dishes (like potato soup) that would otherwise require peeling and chopping potatoes. I known it’s not the most economical solution but it gets dinner on the table and probably still costs less than going out to dinner at a restaurant.

  31. Sandra

    I made this today and it was great. Very filling.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Perfect! Thanks so much for sharing Sandra 🙂

      • Rosie Talley

        What is the nutritional value of the meal? I’m pregnant and trying to track my daily caloric intake. Thank you

  32. Leyla

    Do I have to brown the ground beef first? Or can I just let it cook in the crockpot?

    • Jennifer (Hip Sidekick)

      You’ll need to brown it first, Leyla!

  33. JoAnn Hupp

    I need calorie count 🙁

  34. Haillie

    Can i use black beans

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      ya I think that sounds yummy!

  35. Victoria Mccormic

    If cooking on high or medium how long would you recommend cooking this? I’m SO not a morning person I generally do the “3-4 hours on high ” meals, would that work?

  36. Sam

    Do you think black beans or kidney beans would be good in this? I can’t seem to find ranch style beans.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      I think either would work, and the result would taste similar!

  37. Lea Ann

    Can you boil the potatoes and put them in later

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      yes, I am sure that will work too!

  38. Sarah

    So yummy and super easy! I didn’t have ranch beans on hand but I had a can of baked beans. Used ranch instead of onion mix because I opened pack before double checking. Still super yummy and easy. Thank you for sharing.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice sub ins! Thanks for stopping by Sarah!

  39. Cindy Miller

    This is delicious!!
    My husband raves about it.
    So easy.

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh that is so great! Thanks Cindy!

  40. Alysha

    This has become a family favorite. I make it at least twice a month. Amazing flavor and so hearty!

    • Lina D (Hip2Save Sidekick)

      Oh nice! Thanks for the feedback!

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