Welcome to my favorite family recipes, and some of my own discoveries. All of the recipes published here will be “tried and true”. I grew up with many of these recipes. My mom is a very good cook. We were a working class family, but we always had good food. Nothing fancy, but everything was good. I will also be sharing Mom’s best cake recipes.
Tuesday, December 25, 2012
Mom's Hamburger Stew
This is my recipe for my Mom’s Hamburger Stew.We never had Chili Beans when I was growing
up.I guess this was our version of
Hamburger Stew was an entrée Mom made when I was a kid, and
something I continue to enjoy.In fact,
I could eat myself silly on Hamburger Stew.That makes it dangerous!It’s a
great treat when the weather is cold, but the weather seldom gets cold in South
Texas.That doesn’t stop me from
preparing this hardy meal though.
Hamburger Stew is quick and easy to prep, with a few simple
ingredients.All you need is lean
hamburger meat, tomatoes, onions, potatoes and some seasoning.Simmer for approximately 50 minutes, and then
enjoy this delicious treat.
2 cans diced
24 to 32 ounces tomato
1 large can water
2 medium onions,
4 medium potatoes,
peeled and diced
2 lbs lean
4 tsp Lawry’s
Seasoned Salt, divided
1 TBSP Lawry’s
Garlic Powder with Parsley
½ tsp Black pepper
2 TBSP Chili powder
Gather Your Ingredients
You’ll need a large
pot.I use a well-seasoned Revereware
Dutch oven pot.I’m also partial to
Lawry’s seasoned salt and garlic powder.You can use a variety of tomato products, such as diced or stewed
tomatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato puree &/or tomato juice.
Season Meat and Cook in Dutch Oven
Place hamburger in
a large Dutch oven pot, and sprinkle with Lawry’s Seasoned Salt and Lawry’s Garlic
Powder with Parsley.Break meat apart
with a spoon.
Add diced onions to the pot with the hamburger.Cook meat and onions until meat is done.I don’t drain the meat.The fat adds a lot of flavor.Dip from the center to avoid the fat.I always make enough for leftovers, and the
fat is easy to remove after it’s been refrigerated.
Tomatoes and Seasoning
Add tomatoes and water.Add pepper, chili powder, and additional seasoned salt.
You can prepare Hamburger Stew with a variety of tomato
products.I often use whatever I have on
hand.Sometimes I use a large can of
tomato juice.My mother used to make it
with condensed tomato soup and water.You
could use stewed or diced tomatoes, or crushed tomatoes or tomato puree.You could also use tomato juice and tomato
paste.You could even throw in a little
Meat and Tomatoes
Cover meat and tomato mixture, and simmer for 30 minutes.
Add diced potatoes to meat and tomato mixture.
Cover and simmer hamburger stew another 20 minutes, or until
potatoes are done.
and Enjoy Your Hamburger Stew
I dip myself up a big bowl of stew, and let it cool for 5-8
My dad likes crumbled Saltine crackers in most soups and
stews, and this one is no exception.I
just need a very large bowl, and a spoon!