Monday, April 27, 2009

Hobo Stew

There are probability as many variations of this stew as their are mothers and cans of vegetables. I even seem to remember this being served in the lunch Cafeteria. That was the days before the frozen food entrees and they had those wonderful yeast rolls.

The reason I support they call this hobo stew is because you can make it from canned food so it is highly portable. For that same reason it is a popular camping meal when you usually have only one or two pans.

This is just a very simple quick meal that is very inexpensive. I just used items I had on had to make a quick meal. The canned tomato juice was homemade so I used it but most people use tomato soup. If you use tomato soup and add very little water you can make foil packets to cook ovet the campfire or on a grill.

I started with 1/2 pound of ground beef to cut back on the amount of beef but you can use a pound. I browned the ground beef in a pan with around 1 tablespoon of oil After the meat is brown add what you like. The picture on top has the following ingredients:

1 pound mixed frozen vegetables (carrot, broccoli & cauliflower)
1/4 cup chopped celery
1 can potatoes, diced
1 quart of tomato juice
1 teaspoon garlic powder
Salt and pepper to taste.

So if you need a quick inexpensive meal for a family.


  1. Sounds like something to try, thanks!

  2. i always thought u needed gravy to make stew. I'm going to try this (maybe w/ chicken tho) Thanks! :)


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