Stew is an agglomeration of diverse ingredients, usually consisting of fish or meat with vegetables, left on the fire to simmer and fill the home with tempting aromas. It is a comfort food designed to nourish both body and spirit. Hamburger stew is more economical than others made with more expensive cuts of meat. Select from ground beef, round, chuck, or sirloin, depending on the fat content and flavor desired.
Things You'll Need
- Ground beef
- Chicken broth
- Beef broth
- Canned tomatoes
- Bay leaves
- Chili powder
- Ranch style beans
- Stew seasoning
- Tomato paste
Wagon Wheel Hamburger Stew
Brown 4 lbs. of ground beef, on medium-high heat. Add 1 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. fresh ground pepper, and 1 1/2 tsp. minced garlic.
Reduce heat to medium. Add 1 qt. chicken broth and 1 qt. beef broth and stir. Cut into chunks, two medium onions, two medium carrots, four red potatoes, and four stalks celery. Add to the pot, along with one large can roasted tomatoes.
Bring to a boil. Drop in two bay leaves and 1/4 tsp. dried rosemary.
Reduce heat to low and let simmer for 1 1/2 hours. Don't let potatoes become mushy. This dish serves eight to 10 people.
Zesty Hamburger Stew
Brown 1 lb. ground beef. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour in one can of stewed tomatoes and 3 cups water. Stir until blended.
Bring to a boil and add three chopped medium potatoes, two chopped carrots, one chopped onion, and one chopped celery stalk.
Include chili powder to your personal taste and cook until all vegetables are done.
Reduce heat to low or simmer. Add one can ranch style beans and serve.
Noodle Hamburger Stew
Fry 1 lb. of hamburger and drain.
Boil, in 3 qts. of water, three chunked potatoes, four sliced carrots, and three sliced celery stalks. Cook until vegetables are nearly done.
Stir in 1 cup uncooked noodles, 1/2 cup uncooked rice, 1/2 head cabbage, 1 package stew seasoning, 1 15-oz. can chopped tomatoes, and 1 small can tomato paste.
Add cooked hamburger and let simmer until vegetables, noodles, and rice are tender.
Lentil Hamburger Stew
Brown 1 lb. ground beef, with one small chopped onion. Drain and place in 5- to 6-qt. crock pot.
Add 3 diced celery ribs, 4 oz. sliced carrots, two cloves chopped garlic, 2 cups dried and rinsed lentils, 2 15-oz. cans tomato sauce, and 1 32-oz. can of beef broth.
Cover and cook on high for five to six hours. Lentils soak up lots of liquid so add more water or broth, as needed, near the end of cooking time.
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