Here is a recipe that I make on a regular basis to use up those small portions of left over vegetables, so they don't go to waste. My family loves Hamburger stew! My son will do the same and when he does he makes Ratatouille. I have never eaten Ratatouille but am looking forward to trying some. Meanwhile I will settle for Hamburger stew.
Step 1: Ingredients
1 Chopped onion
1 Chopped bell pepper
2 chopped squash
1 Can diced tomatoes
1/4 to 1/2 Cup Rotel
1 Cup baby carrots
4 Chopped celery stalks
4 Chicken flavor bouillon cubes
2 Garlic buds
Season to taste: Garlic salt, sea salt, chili powder, ground pepper corn, and Cumin
Step 2: Utensils
Step 3: Cook Hamburger Add Seasonings
Season to taste.
Cook the hamburger in the skillet until done.
While you are waiting for it to cook go to next step.
When the hamburger is done . . . .
Pour into stock pot.
Step 4: Boil Water
Add a dash of salt.
Add bouillon cubes.
Bring to boil.
While you are waiting for it to boil check on the hamburger and prepare the vegetables.
Step 5: Peel and Dice Potatoes
Dice the potatoes.
Add diced potatoes to the stew mixture.
Add enough water to fill approx 3/4 full leaving enough room for the remaining vegetables.
If it is done . . . .
Drain hamburger and add it to the stew mixture.
Step 6: Chop Veggies
Mince the garlic.
Step 7: Add Veggies, Tomatoes and Rotel
Step 8: Cook Until Done
Step 9: Sunshiine's Final Thoughts
I serve this dish a couple of times a week. It does not always taste the same because I use different vegetables depending on which ones I need to use up first. It is very good with home made bread. My son called tonight and was excited that he discovered a new flavor of Tabasco sauce; habanero. Now I wished I had some. It would add a nice kick to the stew.
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