Poor Mans Stew

This is a family favorite! Cornbread recipe is on my page as well. Recipe may need to be halved.


  1. 5 pds hamburger meat
  2. 9 medium potatoes (cut to 1 inch pieces)
  3. 3 large carrots (chopped)
  4. 1 onion (diced)
  5. 1/2 bell pepper (minced)
  6. 2 celery (diced)
  7. 5 bulbs garlic (minced)
  8. 1 jalapeno (diced)
  9. 1 large can tomato sauce
  10. 1 large can black beans
  11. 1 large can stewed tomatoes
  12. 1 tsp chili powder
  13. 2 tsp cumin
  14. 2 tbsp beef bouillion
  15. 4 bay leaf
  16. to taste Salt
  17. to taste Pepper


  1. Brown hamburger meat in large pot or Dutch oven. Drain and return to heat. Dice all your vegetables, add to pot and allow to cook until onions are translucent and flavors are brought out.

  2. Add your potatoes, carrots, beans, tomato sauce, and crushed tomatoes. Add 6 to 8 cups of water and bring to boil. Reduce heat, simmer for 30 minutes if you like more of a soupy finish or 45 minutes to and hour for thicker stew. Stir occasionally.

  3. I serve mine with cornbread

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