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Mexican Wastebasket Stew



  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 (10 ounce) can Ro*Tel Tomatoes and Green Chiles
  • 1 (4 ounce) can chopped green chiles
  • 1/2 (6 ounce) can Snap-E-Tom Tomato and Chile Cocktail
  • 2 (16 ounce) cans pinto beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) can whole kernel corn
  • 1 package beefy onion soup mix
  • 1 cup chopped celery
  • 1 large zucchini, chopped
  • 2 packages small smoky sausages, sliced
  • 1 (16 ounce) can lima beans
  • 1 (16 ounce) can black olives, sliced
  • 1 pound Monterey jack cheese, cubed


  1. Combine all ingredients except cheese in a large kettle and simmer for at least 1 hour, until all flavors are blended. Correct seasonings if needed.
  2. Pour over cubed cheese in the bottom of serving bowl.

Can be served with flour tortillas, if desired.


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