Monday Munchies Stew on This #amblogging #food&love #awriterslife


Chuck roast.  Mine is 21/2 pounds. I only used half of the three of us.
4 medium potatoes peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
2 cups baby carrots cut in half
1 large onion
Envelope of brown gravy mix
1 can beef broth half a can water
Garlic and onion powder
Beef better than bullion
Charbroil steakhouse seasoning
Worcester sauce
1/4 cup flour
2-3 tablespoon oil
Don’t skip the frying it adds color and makes the meat juicy and tender we don’t want Grey meat Add a yucky face
Cut and wash your potatoes. I like small bite-sized pieces.
Cut the carrots in half and layer on top. Try to keep them close in size to the potatoes.
cut up an onion. I leave this big so my daughter can easily pick hers out and give it to me. Now liberally salt and pepper this.
now add the beef broth, water gravy mix and Better than Bullion(one of my secret ingredients). The steak seasoning is another. Now they are not so secret.
season meat with all seasonings sprinkle about a quarter cup of flour and mix well. Heat a frying pan with the oil and brown.
You don’t want to skip this step. Browning the meat makes it have a more appealing color and seals in the juices for a tastier, juiciest meat. We don’t want a grey meat.

Taste your broth in the veggies you want it slightly salty but not a lot. Add the meat and mix well.  set and forget… I’m cooking mine on low for about 6 hours you can cook on high for 3-4 hours.

Seve with crackers or hot cornbread (as I am). You can add a salad or cooked greens as a side to round it out.

Another nice cool weather dish without a lot of fuss.  I love my crockpot year round, so much that I have three plus a small dip size. Maybe sometime this year I will show you a full crock pot meal. (marks calendar.)

Thursday we got our first taste of winter. It was 60 during the day then dropped during the night. It began sleeting and freezing rain with snow around one and most of the morning Friday. Friday night we got a touch more snow. Now heavy accumulation. but it’s in the 20’s and the roads are bad. Perfect weather for A bowl of soup. My Mom made this often when I was growing up and my dad still does.

This recipe is simple and can be made on the stove top in less than an hour.

It’s also very Versatile

Hamburger Vegetable soup.

1lb ground beef (I use 97-3 but any kind works just if you have fat after browning drain well.) Browned.

3 bags of frozen veggies of your choice( I used carrots, peas, and corn )

1 box of beef broth or stock

1 can of tomato soup or diced tomatoes or tomato sauce

Garlic powder, onion powder, pepper,

Better than Boullion vegetable and beef or choose one)

Put all ingredients in a stockpot bring to a boil simmer 10-15 minutes and serve.


What is your favorite soup or stew recipe?  Do you like crackers, cornbread or dinner rolls?

4 responses to “Monday Munchies Stew on This #amblogging #food&love #awriterslife”

  1. I wrote down your stew recipe– have been thinking of beef stew! Sounds so delicious and the hamburger soup sounds nice and warming, too. We love our soups and stews served over cornbread or over rice. Nothing soothes those winter blues like family and a hot pot of stew or soup or chili. Thanks for sharing your recipes.

  2. Cornbread all the way. I absolutely love cornbread. Brad makes it amazing. He puts honey on the top of it as well. I’m not sure if he does it right after it cooks or while it is cooking or what, but it’s delicious.

    • I love cornbread too. I never heard of honey on it until this summer at dads. We were buying honey at the farmers market and she suggested it. It is pretty good.

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