Grandma Hanks' Swedish Stew

Julie Lippert


My Grandma Hanks taught my Dad how to make this when he was six years old, and he taught me when i was that age, I am the third generation making this recipe. And I'll be teaching my son how to make it too.


★★★★★ 1 vote

depends on the pot size you can adjust the amount to your family size. Obviously my grandma's family
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  • 5 lb
    lean ground beef
  • 5 lb
    russet potatoes
  • 2 lb
    sliced onion
  • 1 large
    bag of frozen peas
  • 2 large
    cans of v8 juice
  • pinch
    salt and pepper to taste

How to Make Grandma Hanks' Swedish Stew


  1. Layer about an inch of hamburger at the bottom of the pot
  2. Then a thick layer of potatoes,add salt and pepper
  3. then layer your onions and peas nice even layers,
  4. repeat steps 1-3 until you get about an inch or two from the top of the pot, then pour your V8 over the top of your layers bring to low boil do not scorch and then cover & turn down to low for 3-4 hours DO NOT STIR, when finished cooking then you can mix it up and serve with french or italian bread. Enjoy!!!!

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About Grandma Hanks' Swedish Stew

Course/Dish: Beef Beef Soups
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: Swedish
Dietary Needs: Dairy Free

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