Mom's "Stew"

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Mom's "Stew"
1lb hamburger meat
3 or 4 large potatoes or several small ones, peeled and cut into cubes
2 or 3 cans of tomato sauce
1 onion diced
Lots of salt and pepper

Directions:  Peel, cut and cube the potatoes.  Put them in water to boil (like making mashed potatoes).  Brown hamburger meat, drain and add to potatoes.  Add tomato sauce and diced onion.  Let boil for a 20-30 minutes and then turn down to simmer.

-I added a can of carrots and peas.
-I added 1 can of diced tomatoes.

Here's what I started with:

Here's how I did it:

#1 I peeled and cubed 3 very large potatoes.  I put them in some water to boil.  I added 1 diced onion to the water, too.

#2 I browned the hamburger meat, drained and added it to the pot.

#3 I added 1 can of peas and corn and 1 can of diced tomatoes.  I then added 2 small cans of tomato sauce.

#4 I then let it cook on high for about 30 minutes.  Turned it down to simmer until ready to eat.


Sorry, I didn't take a "Final Product" picture.

I don't know why we have always called this stew when it is more like a vegetable soup, but that is what we've always called it.  Growing up it was always hamburger meat, onion, potatoes and tomato sauce.  That's it.  It might sound really, really plain but let me tell you, it is FANTASTIC!

As we got older, mom sometimes would change the hamburger meat out for stew meat but I prefer hamburger meat in it.

When I got married I made it mom's way one time and Scott kindly requested that I add some vegetables; thus, mom's stew became mom's vegetable soup.

Needles to say, we eat this all of the time.  Spring, Summer, Fall, Winter.

*****(5 Stars)--This dish was fantastic!


Haven's Mom said...

Mmm... My mom make this, too. The only difference is that she rolls up little ball of biscut dough and drops them in.

The Sullivan's said...

My Mom always made this too!! She added a can of every veggie out there...corn, grean beans, stewed toms, peas and carrots...we call it veggie soup :)

Chris said...

It's kind of like a shepherd's pie soup given the ingredients. Comforting to say the least.

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