° 2 pounds ground beef
° 2 packages (16 ounces) kielbasa sausage, cut into 1/2-inch pieces
° 2 garlic cloves, minced
° 1 onion, chopped
° 2 cans (14.5 ounces) peeled and diced tomatoes, drained
° 4 medium baked potatoes, peeled and diced
° 2 (15 ounce) cans pinto beans, with liquid
° 2 cans (15.2 ounces) whole kernel corn, with liquid
° 1 can (14.5 ounces) diced tomatoes with green chiles, with liquid
° 1 package (10 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
° 4 cups of water
° 2 teaspoons ground cumin
° 2 teaspoons chili powder
° salt and pepper to taste
Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add sausage, garlic and onion; cook and stir until meat is no longer pink. Drain the fat and transfer the contents of the pan to a large saucepan.
Pour the tomatoes into the pot with the meat and stir in the potatoes, pinto beans, corn, diced tomatoes with the chiles, mixed vegetables and water. Season with cumin, chili powder, salt and pepper. Cover and simmer over medium-low heat for at least 1 hour. Stir occasionally. The longer this stew cooks, the better.