Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

My mom has been making this as long as I can remember. It is easy, can be eaten right away but it is better if stands for a day or two.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. In a dutch oven coat bottom with oil or cooking spray. Saute onion, green pepper, and celery. Add ground meat and continue cooking until brown. Drain fat.
  2. Add vegetable juice, tomato sauce, and tomatoes. You substitute your favorite spaghetti sauce for the tomato sauce and tomatoes, but the vegetable juice is key.
  3. Bring mixture to a boil.
  4. Add spaghetti. Cook until spaghetti is al-dente.
  5. Add olives, stir to incorporate.
  6. In the bottom of serving dishes sprinkle cheese and dish warm stew on top.
  7. Good with garlic bread and a salad.
  8. Doubles or triples well.