Gypsy Stew

Lee Thayer


This was a low cost staple when I was growing up, this is a no frills dish but it is comfort food for me. First time I made this here in Thailand for my wife, she was worried that olives were not going to be goo in this, she was mistaken. She loved this dish. This is a simple, low ingredient dish much like Thai cooking. I do make the condensed soup myself, no canned soups for us. As a variant, top with a fried egg.


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5 Min
30 Min
Stove Top


  • 750 g
    ground beef or ground pork, (1 1/2 lbs)
  • 1
    onion, chopped
  • 1 jar(s)
    green olives with pimento, sliced
  • 2 can(s)
    condensed cream of mushroom soup
  • ·
    salt and pepper, as desired
  • ·
    toast, for serving

How to Make Gypsy Stew


  1. Brown ground beef or pork in a pot along with the chopped onion, season with salt and pepper to taste, drain off fat.
  2. Add soup and sliced olives and mix. Heat through at a simmer.
  3. Prepare some toast. Shred toast on a plate and ladle mixture over the toast and enjoy.

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About Gypsy Stew

Course/Dish: Beef
Main Ingredient: Beef
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy

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