Poor Man’s Stew


  • 1 pound Ground Beef
  • 2 teaspoons Lawry’s Seasoned Salt
  • 3 cups Frozen Vegetables
  • 1 can (14.5 Oz. Can) Whole New Potatoes, Cut Into Pieces
  • 1 can (16 Oz. Can) Red Kidney Beans, Drained
  • 16 ounces, fluid Canned Tomato Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
  • 1 whole Onion, Chopped (optional)
  • ¼ cups Picante Sauce Or Salsa
  • ½ teaspoons Chili Powder
  • ½ teaspoons Garlic Powder
  • 1 teaspoon Salt To Taste
  • ¼ teaspoons Fresh Ground Pepper, to taste
  • 1 cup Water Or Beef Broth (optional)

Brown the ground beef with some seasoned salt, and drain off the grease. Place the meat in a large pot or crock pot. Add the vegetables, cut up potatoes, beans, tomato sauce, ketchup, onion, salsa, and spices. Depending on how thick you want it, you can add a little water or beef broth to thin it down if desired.  I usually add about a cup of water or broth. Cook on high for 4 hours, or low for 8 hours. The longer you let this simmer before eating, the better it will be. The flavors soak into the vegetables and it tastes even better.

You can do a lot of different variations with this recipe. I have used many different types of vegetables and beans. You can also play around with the proportions; it is a very forgiving recipe. You can even add some cooked elbow macaroni for a different variation. Taste and season as desired. This keeps very well for several days in the refrigerator, and tastes even better heated up the next day.


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