Prep 15 mins
Cook 35 mins
Is it a stew or soup? You decide. This is delicious & healthy and easy to make and tastes even better the next day. I use low-salt canned vegetables whenever possible. You can change out some of the ingredients to suit your familyï¿½s taste and what is on sale. This is my recipe inspired by Hamburger Stew by Chef #381241. A great way to s-t-r-e-t-c-h your budget!
- 1 1⁄2-2 lbs ground beef or 1 1⁄2-2 lbs Italian sausage or 1 1⁄2-2 lbs kielbasa, sliced
- 1⁄2 tablespoon minced garlic
- 1⁄2 teaspoon black pepper
- 1⁄2 teaspoon oregano, dried
- 1 teaspoon sweet basil, dried
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 1 (1 ounce) envelope Lipton Onion Soup Mix
- 4 cups water
- 8 ounces pasta, uncooked (elbow, shells or bow ties work well)
- 1 (15 ounce) candiced potatoes, undrained or 1 (16 ounce) can cannellini beans, rinsed
- 1⁄2 onion, chopped (about 1/2 - 1 cup)
- 1 (14 ounce) can carrots, undrained
- 1 (28 ounce) can crushed tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can diced tomatoes, undrained
- 1 (14 1/2 ounce) can green beans, undrained
- 1 (15 1/4 ounce) can corn, undrained
- 1 (15 ounce) can green peas, undrained
- 1 (16 ounce) can kidney beans, rinsed well
- In a very large pot, brown meat of your choice and garlic over medium heat.
- Drain off grease and return meat to the pot.
- Add remaining ingredients.
- Stir to combine.
- Over medium-high heat bring to a slight boil; reduce heat to low; cover.
- Continue simmering, stirring occasionally for 30 minutes or until pasta is cooked.
I used ground beef and beef broth instead of the water. I also didn't add the kidney beans and used potatoes. I enjoyed this. The longer it sat the better it tasted.