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Grandmother’s Hamburger Stew

My grandmother gave me this recipe, so it always brings back warm memories.
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 55 min.
  • Makes
    2 servings


  • 1/2 pound ground beef
  • 1/4 cup chopped onion
  • 1/4 cup chopped celery
  • 1 cup canned diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 3/4 cup beef broth
  • 3/4 cup cubed peeled potato
  • 1/4 cup thinly sliced carrot
  • 2 tablespoons uncooked long grain rice
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, optional
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper


  • In a large saucepan, cook the beef, onion and celery over medium heat until meat is no longer pink; drain. Stir in the tomatoes, broth, potato, carrot, rice, salt if desired and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer 40-45 minutes or until rice and vegetables are tender.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 319 calories, 11g fat (5g saturated fat), 56mg cholesterol, 565mg sodium, 31g carbohydrate (7g sugars, 4g fiber), 24g protein.

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  • jmailander
    Jan 24, 2015

    My family found this bland. Was like eating boiled hamburger despite the fact that I followed the recipe exactly. I would not make it again and would not recommend it to others.

  • 914934
    Nov 18, 2010

    I made this recipe per the directions. I am fonder of a thicker stew and this one was thinner than my family likes. I wouldn't make it again. We ended up adding more salt as well as it was bland.

  • cee-jay
    Nov 5, 2010

    This looks like the dish my Aunt used to make. She prepared it green beans instead of rice.

  • lssrls
    May 13, 2010

    Very good !

  • mollyd48
    Feb 9, 2010

    I used turkey in place of the hamburger and it was still very flavorful.

  • molls9702
    Jan 1, 2010

    Extremely easy and great flavor.

  • lacyrp
    Nov 20, 2008

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  • quality01
    Oct 1, 2008

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  • newmoon
    Feb 25, 2006

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