This cowboy bean stew is a high protein lunch or dinner, made with pinto, navy, and kidney beans and loaded with fresh vegetables & spices! A healthy high protein recipe with canned beans and fresh or frozen veggies that is ready in about 30 minutes.
Heat the olive oil in a large dutch oven over low heat. Add the onions and garlic and saute over low heat for 5 to 6 minutes until the vegetables begin to soften. Add the beans, chili powder, onion powder, diced tomatoes, bell pepper, corn, vegetable stock, and barbecue sauce. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for 30 minutes over low heat.
After the stew has cooked for 30 minutes and the veggies have softened, stir in the barbecue sauce. Test stew and adjust seasoning to taste.
When ready to serve, top with jalapenos if desired and enjoy!