Total Time
Prep 0 mins
Cook 20 mins

My grandma used to always make this and it is one of my many "Comfort Foods". Cheap, Easy, and really good with homemade cornbread. Enjoy! Sometimes I add only half a can of green chillies, it is your choice.


  1. Cook the ground beef in a large pot with the onion until done.
  2. Open the all cans and add entire contents to the same pot. Heat to a boil and reduce heat and simmer for 10 minute Ok it doesn't get more simple than that.
Most Helpful

Very traditional - I wonder if the name is from this origianlly being 'possum' stew, as the ingredients are pretty standard for southern mountain stew with whatever 'varmint' was caught that night...

Lakme June 16, 2009

This was easy enough to make but I thought it was a little bland. I can really see adding 1 or 2 chipotle chilies and sauce to kick it up more with a smoky flavor. Thanks for posting. Made for *Zaar Chef Alphabet Soup 2009* game

Charlotte J January 30, 2009

Grandma knows BEST! This is soo yummy for being sooo dang easy.. I didn't think ahead and defrost my turkey hamburger meat, so I just used frozen meatballs from Costco, nuked em' in the microwave for 5- 10 mins. and then doubled the recipe (only using 1 can of green chilies).. I also used diced tomatoes instead of stewed cause that is what I had on hand. PERFECT with corn bread! Thanks for a keeper.. :)

Mama Jen January 06, 2008