I Googled the name just to make sure it wasn't some crazy word my mom made up...it is a real word for a "watery stew". That is not what this is! My ultimate comfort food from my childhood. I've eaten it for breakfast, lunch and dinner. It's a very plain dish that is a good base for any experimentation. My personal add in is the Great Northern white beans (I was trying to cut the beef in 1/2 and add more protein). It is great the next day and freezes and reheats easily.