Thursday, December 10, 2009

Simply Beef Stew

I got this recipe from my neighbor. She brought this stew over after I had my baby. It was so simple and delicious. We'll be making it again because my kids loved it! The other great thing was the veggies were in beautiful, big chunks but they were so tender and not crunchy or mushy like in most stews. The key is cooking them separately. Hope you enjoy this simple, yet full of flavor, stew.

from Jean

1 lb ground beef
1 onion, cut up
2 cups cubed potatoes
2 cups carrots, cut in thick circles
1 tsp salt
1/8 tsp thyme or oregano (we used thyme)
pepper to taste
1 tsp Worcestershire
1 can tomato soup
Reserved veggie water

Cook hamburger with salt, pepper, and thyme. (Keep hamburger kind of chunky.)
In separate pots, cook potatoes and carrots until almost done. (Cook the onions with the potatoes.)Reserve water from potatoes and carrots.
Add veggies, Worcestershire, tomato soup, and veggie water to hamburger. (You might not need all the veggie water. Add to desired broth consistency.) Simmer for 30 minutes until veggies are fully tender (but not mushy).Serve with breadsticks or saltines.


tysonandmandimoser said...

OK Jill, I was just looking through your blog and holy crap, you are amazing. I am excited to try some of these recipes. It will be a trial and error effort, but it is better than the usual taco, hamburger helper, crappy casserole recipes that I alternate each week. Wish me luck!

Aaron and Cera said...

Yummy! Made this one last night and it was delicious and so easy! I didn't have tomato soup, so I used tomato sauce and it still turned out great! Thanks for the great recipes!

Jill said...

Cera, I love this stew, too. So simple and yet such great flavor. Glad you enjoyed it. If you have any recipes you'd like to share on this blog, e-mail me to and I can add you as an author. We want other great recipes to share!