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I got this recipe from my husband's family in Missouri. I've yet to meet anyone who doesn't rave about this easy stew. - Mrs. Dick Brazeal, Carlin, Nevada
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 6 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, diced
  • 3 cans (10-3/4 ounces each) condensed minestrone soup, undiluted
  • 2 cans (15 ounces each) Ranch Style beans (pinto beans in seasoned tomato sauce)
  • 1 can (10 ounces) diced tomatoes and green chilies, undrained

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 259 calories, 12g fat (5g saturated fat), 58mg cholesterol, 698mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 4g fiber), 21g protein.


  1. In a large skillet, cook beef and onion over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink; drain. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Add the remaining ingredients. Cover and cook on low for 6 hours or until heated through. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Hobo Stew in Taste of Home Ground Beef Cookbook 1999, p66

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Reviewed Jan. 26, 2010

"The ingredients in this stew sounds really good, with a piece of cornbread. I am going to make this tonight, because it looks and sounds so good."

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