Favorite Hamburger Stew
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 65 min.
- 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
- 3 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon pepper
- 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 30 minutes or until vegetables and rice are tender.
- Uncover; simmer 20-30 minutes longer or until thickened to desired consistency.
Freeze option: Freeze cooled stew in freezer containers. To use, partially thaw in refrigerator overnight. Heat through in a saucepan, stirring occasionally and adding a little water if necessary.
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Nutrition Facts1 cup: 191 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.
Dec 10, 2019
I absolutely love this simple beef stew recipe! Add a little bit more salt to it though.
Oct 23, 2019
I needed to use up 2 lbs of ground beef in my fridge and this stew was the answer! Instead of four cans of diced tomatoes, I used two cans of stewed tomatoes and a 12 ounce can of tomato paste. I also ued beef broth instead of water and increased the amount due to the tomato paste. I simmered it longer to let it reduce and thicken. Family loved it. Great with a sprinkling of parmesan cheese on top!
Oct 16, 2019
I thought this was a little bland. I added chili powder to spice it up a bit.
Oct 14, 2019
Added cabbage and loved it! I did go with less salt to begin then seasoned when it was almost finished.
Oct 14, 2019
I used beef stock for a richer flavor, a bay lea,e 2 cloves crushed garlicand1/2 teaspoo italian seasoning. Yumm factor high!!
Oct 13, 2019
I used extra potatoes and added: a carton of beef stock, fresh portabella mushrooms, a can of yellow corn, and a bottle of pumpkin ale beer (don't knock it 'til ya try it). I also added some Old Bay garlic
Oct 6, 2019
I this recipe up twenty plus years ago I used hamburger frozen corn canned green beans, chopped onion, chopped celery, garlic chopped up4 cans of whole tomatoes, juice and all, pre boil 4 potatoes and cut up. Now I use ground chicken in place of hamburger.
Sep 29, 2019
Homerun! I did tweak it a bit. Based on other reviews I used beef broth, added a package of lipton onion soup mix,and tossed in couple beef boullion cubes. Next time I'll try it with meat as a vegetarian option.
Sep 1, 2019
This is a great simple recipe. My husband said this is definitely a keeper. I did add beef broth instead of water. Did cut down on the salt because of that. I am passing this on to my children and grandchildren. They have very busy lives and will love it as much as we do.
Mar 5, 2019
This was really easy and quite delicious. It take a bit to cut everything up, but still required little effort. I cut the recipe in half and still had plenty of leftovers so that we could freeze it. As others suggested, I used beef broth in place of water (and used a total of about 1 1/4C or so). Unfortunately I found that this (in addition to the added salt) was just too salty for me. It flavor was quite delicious but next time I'll either get low sodium beef broth, or skip the additional salt. For me it only took about 25 minutes to cook everything, then an additional 15 minutes to get a good consistency for us.