Favorite Hamburger Stew
Total TimePrep: 20 min. Cook: 65 min.
Makes16 servings (4 quarts)
I have this recipe but it uses barley instead of rice. Great!!!!!
This is very close to a recipe I created when our children were small. There was a well-known soup called "Chicken and Stars" that the kids liked, likely because it had tiny little stars like the ones you're looking at for the reviews. So instead of stars, I'd use 3 different shapes of pasta (unlike potatoes, you don't have to peel pasta!). Really a quick, easy dish to prepare. Another Marcia
Can I use crockpot or slow cooker for the Hamburger stew ?? Temp / time ??
This is a great go to recipe. I use crushed tomatoes instead of stewed I also omit the potatoes - the rice is more than filling (IMO). I'm wanting to try ground turkey next time. Very filling and feeds a lot of people. Freezes well!
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I call this SUGGESTION STEW. There are many good suggestions in the reviews. I add some fresh thyme, clove of garlic, and a tsp of Worchestershire sauce. Sometimes I use corn instead of rice (omit water) I'm going to try barley as suggested below,. I like that idea. Oh, and sometimes I use ground pork or chicken breast. Add a couple of cups of broth or tomato juice to make it more soup-like and feed more people. I like to serve corn bread with it. This is a good recipe for a starter cook. Make it as is the first time and then get inventive.
I made something similar and only had a bit of ground beef. I made tiny meatballs then added diced tomatoes potatoes carrots and beef broth. I called it meatball stew and the kids had no idea we had nothing in the cupboards at the time. They still will ask for it. This is so hearty and filling!
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My mother made a similar soup and called it Venus De Milo. This soup was very popular and requested frequently. The only different ingredients were, orzo and frozen mixed veggies. Delicious!
My mom made this back in the 50s when I was a kid, usually with less ground meat and plenty of veggies--never any rice. She did, however, use her own canned tomatoes. It's been a fave of my own family, too, sans rice. I make about half of the recipe with the full amount of potato, garlic, and add whatever veggies are hanging around the fridge or freezer. That usually means corn, and beans of some sort--green beans or limas often showing up. I use a beef bouillon cube or two instead of ordinary salt, and a can of Ro-Tel for part of the tomatoes, As others have complained, it's a fairly bland dish and some green chili perks it up, without making it particularly spicy. My DH would eat it weekly, but monthly is more like its place in our meal rotation, since even a half recipe guarantees there will be leftovers.