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.
Nutrition Facts1 cup: 191 calories, 7g fat (3g saturated fat), 35mg cholesterol, 689mg sodium, 21g carbohydrate (8g sugars, 2g fiber), 12g protein.
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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.
Feb 11, 2018
can you reduce the sodium content?
Jan 13, 2018
I love how good and easy this Is. It also freezes well. The only thing I added was an Envelope of onion soup mix. It really enhanced the flavor.
Oct 23, 2017
Very good comfort food! Next time, though, I will add more potatoes. It makes a lot so we planned on freezing some of the leftovers but we ate it all up before that happened. Even my 16 month old grandson loved it.
Oct 13, 2017
My kids are picky eaters and they love it :-)I will make it again.
Feb 21, 2017
This is very good! I'll make again!
Jan 10, 2017
I made this because I had the ingredients on hand and because it looked quick and easy to throw together. I didn't expect 5-star taste--was I wrong! This is delicious comfort food. It was very tasty as made according to directions; I had about half a serving as a taste test and had to go back for another full serving. I would love to see how a few substitutions as suggested by other reviewers might change the dish. Beef broth instead of water should give a richer flavor and V-8 would give it a little extra kick as would a bit of garlic. It also is a dish that is very healthy for diabetics and anyone who is carb conscious. Whether made as is or enhanced with other ingredients, this recipe is a keeper for my files!!
Dec 4, 2016
wow, my mom used to make this all the time! but w/o the rice. and she rolled the ground beef in little meatballs and called it meatball soup!
Oct 6, 2016
We loved this stew but did add some garlic and beef broth to it. It was delicious
Sep 27, 2016
DH made this stew. He made one change in that he used bear meat instead of beef. It is a definite keeper recipe. It's hearty and filling. When he makes soup, chili, or stew he adds some beer or wine replacing some of the liquid. In this case, he used 1/2 cup water and 1/2 cup vermouth instead of the 1 cup of water called for. Will make this recipe again!