Rachel's Almost Alphabet Beef Stewp

"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."
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Ready In:
1hr 5mins
1 cup




  • 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.

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  1. Berts Kitchen Witch
    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!
  2. ellie_
    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.


I am a Christian wife and mother of 3 kids. Since my DH's high cholesterol, we've been eating better. I never used to like cooking. Since eating better, I've liked learning and preparing new recipes. My kids haven't reconciled themselves to the new eating yet. I grind my own grain and make all my own breads.?Working 2 hours a day in the local high school lunch room.??I am homeschooling my high schooler.? ?Also found out 1 child has multiple food allergies (wheat, dairy, tomato, chocolate, etc) and another is gluten sensitive. So, we just started (July 09) eating gluten and dairy free. I've been busy with getting our house market ready, even though it's not the best time for that.?
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