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Favorite Hamburger Stew Recipe
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Favorite Hamburger Stew Recipe

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I got this recipe from a woman at our church, Lois Henry, when I needed a way to use up our bounty of home-canned tomatoes. My husband loves it, and I like that it's easy to warm up for a carefree dinner in the winter months. —Marcia Clay, Truman, Minnesota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 65 min.
MAKES:15 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Cook: 65 min.
MAKES: 15 servings

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 2 medium onions, chopped
  • 4 cans (14-1/2 ounces each) stewed tomatoes, undrained
  • 8 medium carrots, thinly sliced
  • 4 celery ribs, thinly sliced
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
  • 2 cups water
  • 1/2 cup uncooked long grain rice
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons salt
  • 1 to 2 teaspoons pepper
  • ADDITIONAL INGREDIENT (for each batch of stew):
  • 1 cup water

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 165 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 30mg cholesterol, 584mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (5g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein .

Directions

  1. In a Dutch oven, cook beef and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Add the tomatoes, carrots, celery, potatoes, water, rice, salt and pepper; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables and rice are tender.
  2. Uncover; simmer 20-30 minutes longer or until thickened. Freeze in 3-cup portions for up to 3 months.
  3. To use frozen stew: Thaw in the refrigerator for 24 hours. Transfer to a saucepan; add water. Cook until hot and bubbly. Yield: about 5 batches (15 cups total).
Originally published as Hamburger Stew in Quick Cooking November/December 2003, p52


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frajo110 254338
Reviewed Sep. 19, 2016

"Tried this stew this evening and it was great. Just added a cup of water. Will make it again."

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bbellito 254101
Reviewed Sep. 14, 2016

"This is very bland. I have other recipes that are similar but taste better. This is not something I would make again."

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redhen1970 254003
Reviewed Sep. 12, 2016

"Very basic with the invitation to add broth, red wine, fresh herbs. I added a couple garlic cloves, rosemary, chives and beef broth. Very tasty and my neighbors loved it."

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ahmom 253913
Reviewed Sep. 10, 2016

"love love love"

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Jenna092 243761
Reviewed Feb. 13, 2016

"Great, basic recipe! It is rather bland in terms of seasonings, but you can easily add more spices to your liking. It could also easily be made in a crock pot."

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Emarkle76 243502
Reviewed Feb. 9, 2016

"RPAP: Beef broth in lieu of water adds a bit more punch. Also, adding about a cup of V8, tomato sauce or even tomato soup brightens it up a lot. I also add a clove of garlic.

Great basic recipe and awesome the next day. :-)"

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HEXA 237259
Reviewed Nov. 13, 2015

"Inexpensive to make and TASTY!! It's also very flexible - I've replaced the veggies in the recipe with frozen veggies, or whatever is in my crisper. We add a few dashes of hot sauce or chili flakes. Tastes even better the next day."

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rubycat1 236018
Reviewed Oct. 31, 2015

"This recipe has become a family favorite. I do add worshestershire sauce and Tabasco. It makes all the difference!"

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RPAP 235950
Reviewed Oct. 29, 2015

"This recipe has potential, but is very bland as is. It needs additional liquid along with some spices. Probably won't try it again."

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Lynn68s 235835
Reviewed Oct. 28, 2015

"I have not tried this particular recipe but I have one quite similar only difference mine calls for chopped cabbage. There is your flavor! Give it a try, along with the vegetables called for and yes BEEF broth. This is a soup and with some Italian bread or a crusty bread you have a meal. It calls for sweet basil,salt,pepper & a pinch of oregano."

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