Recipes Beef Stew

This easy recipe is a great way to feed many while spending little. In my family, we call it dump stew because we just dump in whatever we have on hand. Experimentation is the key, my stew never tastes exactly the same twice, but it’s always a hit.

Brown 1-2lbs of stew beef or ground hamburger
1 can tomato soup
1-2 cans diced tomatoes undrained (stewed tomatoes work well also)
1-2 chopped onions
2-3 diced potatoes
1-2 cans of vegetables drained (whatever you have corn, peas, green beans, veg-all)
Dump it all in a big pot and add 1-2 cups of water.
Add a couple cubes of beef or chicken bouillon.
Salt and pepper to taste. (Make sure bouillon has dissolved fully first, it can get salty.)
Simmer on low-med heat until potatoes are soft.

Other variations I have tried have been with turkey, chicken, and pot roast leftovers.
Carrots, rutabaga, macaroni or egg noodles and barley also go great in this stew.
Serve with homemade bread or in homemade bread bowls.

© 2019 Paul Timman