Bankruptcy Beef Stew

Total Time
1hr 20mins
Prep 20 mins
Cook 1 hr

My husband and I both put each other through college. We found the name "Bankruptcy Stew" very fitting! We also found that chatting while chopping up the vegetables was a good time to catch up with each other. This makes a thick and hearty stew-who says there isn't a silver lining in every cloud!

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a large non stick skillet brown beef cubes over medium heat.
  2. Add the rest of the ingredients.
  3. Cover and simmer for 1 hour over medium heat or until meat is tender.
  4. Stir occasionally.
  5. May add more water if mixture becomes too thick.
  6. Enjoy, may serve with French crusty bread.


Most Helpful

I prepared this recipe according to the directions except for the celery, but only because I didn't have any. Upon serving, I did add grated cheddar cheese. This is a thick, hearty stew with a lot of flavor! This one definitely goes in the make-it-again category. My "Picky Panel of Judges" gave this recipe an overall rating of 5 stars.

Miss Kitty October 25, 2002

Thank you soooooo much for this Great recipe. We had an extremely cold day here in Canada, and I was thinking about making Beef Stew all day.......Something quick & easy that I could throw together after work. Well, this was the perfect recipe......I didn't change a thing. It turned out "Perfect".....My wife kept making those Mmmmm, Mmmmm, Mmmmm, sounds while eating dinner. (I even think she loves me a bit more now....) Thanx again.... Rob :)

Rob G. December 30, 2008

This stew is my favorite. When we make it we don't change a thing. It's GREAT just as is. Thanks for posting

Halsgirl May 28, 2008

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