Prep 10 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I am happy to say that I have finally made Hobo Stew with some taste!! I did not have to add soup for flavor!! This recipe is for a 6 Qt Crock Pot. Enjoy! (I'm not much on green beans so I drain them!!)
- 1 -2 lb roast, cut into bite size cubes
- 1 -2 lb hamburger
- 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
- 1 (16 ounce) can pinto beans
- 1 (16 ounce) can green beans (drained)
- 2 (16 ounce) cans corn
- 1 (16 ounce) can chicken broth
- 1 medium onion, sliced
- 4 medium potatoes, cut in half length wise then sliced about 1/4 inch thick
- 4 carrots, sliced bite size
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 1⁄2 teaspoon rosemary
- 1⁄2 teaspoon pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon bay leaf
- 1⁄4 teaspoon celery salt
- 1⁄2 teaspoon salt
- 1⁄4 cup instant minced onion
- Add all of your vegtables, beans, tomato sauce, broth and your worcestershire sauce.
- Stir everything.
- Add all of your seasoning stir.
- Place your meat on top put your lid on and cook it on high for 5 hours, or low for 9 hours (these are guesses! Cook till done is what I do).
There's a bogo sale on roasts this week so I'm going to try this one without the hamburger as "The FamilyCook" did. It sounds so easy and good.
I found this to be quite tasty, and extremely easy to make. My picky two-year-old ate her bowl and then some. I did make a few adjustments though. First, I found the double meat too much, and next time I will omit the hamburger. The roast, however, was FABULOUS! I've used stew meat and hamburger in soups, but never roast. This exceeded all expectations. Also, I didn't have rosemary on hand and omitted that. Finally, I substituted three stalks of celery for the celery salt. This recipe will be a keeper in our home.
Made this for PAC 2006. It's been so yucky and rainy outside that I felt like making a crockpot meal. This was really easy to whip together before going to work, and it made the house smell so yummy while it was cooking! I don't really have time to grocery shop during the week (only on weekends), so pantry limitations forced some substitutions. I didn't have a roast, but I had 1 lb of ground turkey and 1 lb of ground beef in the freezer (it was very good with just the ground meats, but I'd like to try it again some time when a roast is available). I didn't have canned pinto beans, but I had roman beans (slightly tougher skins, but very similar). No canned green beans, but I had frozen ones. Mom and Gram have a tough time digesting too much corn, so I only used one can. I had some leftover boiled baby yukon gold potatoes, so I cut them and added them in place of the raw potato. My can of chicken broth was only 10 oz.,so I supplemented it with some reconstituted beef stock paste. Oh, and Dad, who is notoriously picky about meats (ESPECIALLY frozen ground meats), was watching me make it, so I had to brown the meat with a few splashes of Maggi seasoning and some garlic-and-herb Mrs. Dash before adding it to the pot (I just drained it and stirred it in once cooked). Other than that, I stuck to the recipe. I know, it's a lot of substitutions, but I still think that spirit of the as-written recipe was retained. This is now in my family's "icky-weather comfort food" file. Thanks for posting!