rachel hollis

hamburger stew

This week I wanted to share one of the recipes that reminds me most of my Grandma Opal. Hamburger Stew is a lot like a traditional beef stew only less expensive. Growing up, Grandma would throw everything but the kitchen sink into her stew pot, simmer it for hours and then we ate on for days! Watch the video about it below or scroll down for the step by step recipe. I hope you love this Hamburger Stew as much as I do. ~Rachel 


what you'll need

Start by browning your hamburger meat in the bottom of a large pot over medium heat. Add in onion and garlic and cook until warmed through.

beef soup stew

Add in all the other vegetables (except potatoes) and mix into cook with the meat. Add in salt, pepper and spices. Cook meat and veggie mixture over medium heat for 5 minutes. Remember, you just want them cooked through, not mushy.

Add in tomato

Now add in broth, potatoes, tomatoes and tomato paste and simmer over medium heat until potatoes are cooked through (30 -45 minutes). We always had ours with crackers on top but you can garnish however you’d like.

soup with crackers on top

Hamburger Stew
Serves 6
Use hamburger meat and veggies to create hamburger stew a simple and heartwarming soup that's perfect for your crackpot!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
40 min
Total Time
1 hr
  1. 2 pounds ground sirloin or ground beef
  2. 1 large yellow onion, chopped
  3. 3 garlic cloves, chopped
  4. 1 yellow bell pepper, diced
  5. 1 red bell pepper, diced
  6. 1 green bell pepper, diced
  7. 2 stalks of celery, diced
  8. 2 large carrots, diced
  9. 6 red potatoes, diced
  10. 1 (14.5 ounce) can diced tomatoes
  11. 4 cups beef stock or broth
  12. 3 tablespoons tomato paste
  13. 1 teaspoon salt
  14. 1 teaspoon black pepper
  15. 1/2 teaspoon cumin
  16. 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  17. saltine crackers for topping
  1. Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the ground beef or sirloin and begin to break it up with a wooden spoon, cooking until brown and crisped. Add the diced onions and garlic and cook for about 5 minutes. Throw in the remaining veggies and continue to cook for another 5 minutes to soften. Add the canned tomatoes, tomato paste, beef stock and bring to a boil. Season with salt, pepper, cumin and paprika. Lower the heat and continue to cook for half an hour or until the potatoes are soft.
  2. Serve with saltine crackers. Enjoy!
  1. Chic Tip: You can throw all of the ingredients into a slow cooker and cook on low for 6 hours or on high for 2 to 3 hours, stirring every so often.
Rachel Hollis https://msrachelhollis.com/