Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Country Cooking - Ground Beef Stew

I've made my fair share of stews before. But when I sat down to eat this ground beef stew at my Grandma's house...I was a little confused. See in all the recipes that I have ever used...while every ingredient might be different than the last recipe...there was once constant and that was the protein that was used. Stew meat. But according to all of the women in my family...they all use ground beef to achieve the same taste without having to let it cook all day. Besides with ground beef...there was meat in almost every bite.

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Start with as many potatoes as it takes to feed your family. I have six people and chose to peel and chop five.

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Cover you potatoes with water and bring to a boil.

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In skillet or dutch oven cook onions until tender, brown ground beef and season with salt and pepper. 

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When the potatoes are tender add: 1 can whole kernel corn, 1 can green beans/peas, {your choice}1 can diced tomatoes, 1 can tomato sauce, 1 can sliced carrots. Season with salt and pepper.

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Add the ground beef and onions to potato mixture and bring to a boil...cook for about 15 minutes.

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Serve with cornbread...I would recommend cast iron skillet cornbread! My Grandma showed me how to make it. Maybe I'll show you next week!

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On a side note: When Hubby and I first got married I bought all food in name brands...that lasted about as long as our money did. Since I didn't know what the quality of generic was...we went shopping one week for groceries and bought everything generic - there were some things that we noticed a difference in but things like canned veggies...taste the same. Do you buy generic? What would you never buy generic?


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5 comments:

  1. great recipe:) will try it soon.
    I buy lots of generic but never generic ketchup--it NEVER tastes the same!

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  2. Definitely going to try this one! Looks delish! Chrissy is right about the ketchup. And I know this isn't a food item, but I bought the Target brand of my Aveeno moisturizer. Love Target brand everything - except this. It smells and feels like suntan lotion :(

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  3. This looks yummy! Given the recent weather, I can't wait to give this a try. Thanks so much for sharing!

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  4. Thanks for the tip on draining ground beef. That’s the part I hate about cooking bulk amounts of ground beef and I never thought of lining a bowl to catch the grease Techlazy.com

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  5. I so enjoy your site and your recipes. Would you please consider adding a print option so we can enjoy your recipes a little more easily. Thank you.

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