Prep 30 mins
Cook 35 mins
This is my daughter's own recipe. She was 11 when she came up with this. It's a little thicker than soup, so I call it "Stewp". Feel free to substitute or leave out some ingredients.
- 1 teaspoon adobo seasoning
- 1 teaspoon basil
- 2 big carrots, chopped
- 1 pinch dill
- 1 egg, beaten
- 1⁄4 cup flax seed, ground (optional)
- 1 lb ground beef
- 2 minced garlic cloves
- 1 teaspoon honey
- 1⁄2 teaspoon italian seasoning
- 1 teaspoon apple juice or 1 teaspoon orange juice
- 1⁄2-1 cup lentils, cooked according to package directions
- 1⁄2 teaspoon marjoram
- 1 cup cooked noodles
- 1 medium onions, minced or 1⁄4 cup instant minced onion
- 1 cup frozen peas, defrosted
- 1⁄2 cup dry brown rice, cooked according to package directions or 1⁄2 cup long-grain white rice
- 1 teaspoon salt
- pepper (to taste if not using Adobo)
- 1 (14 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 cup v 8 vegetable juice
- 4 cups water or 4 cups chicken broth or 4 cups beef broth
- 1 cup corn
- 1 cup zucchini, shredded
- If using brown rice, precook for 30-35 minutes. Add in at step 8.
- In a large, heavy bottomed stew pot, brown the ground beef and minced onion in a little oil until no longer pink; drain.
- Add adobo, basil, dill, garlic, Italian seasoning, marjoram and salt (and pepper, if using). Mix together.
- Add carrots, tomatoes, white rice, apple or orange juice, honey, V-8, zucchini and water (or broth).
- Mix thoroughly; bring to a boil and turn down to simmer for 15 to 20 minutes.
- Meanwhile, boil the noodles according to package directions; drain.
- After stew has simmered for 15-20 minutes, add the noodles, peas, corn, and cooked lentils.
- Drizzle the beaten egg over the top of the soup and mix into soup.
- Simmer for 5 more minutes.
- Add the flax seed just before serving.
We really enjoyed this "Stewp". I think Rachel is a great little Chef to be! We did skip the noodles and flax seeds, and used rice and lentils. I also left out the egg,just because I do not eat them.All in all, I think Rachel deserves encouragement as an inspiring chef! Thanks Sweetie, and keep on cooking!
I picked this recipe as a way to help clean out the freezer, fridge and cupboard of odds and ends and it is a really good recipe for that allowing for subsitutions and add-ins depending on what's on hand, such as I added some boiling onions and frozen lima beans in place of corn, minced onion and carrots. The problem with this recipe is that the directions and the ingredients don't always match up whereas some of the ingredients are not mentioned in the directions and some additional ingredients are mentioned in the directions which made this a very confusing recipe to follow. But all in all this is a very healthy and adaptable recipe.