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poor man's stew

a recipe by
Carol Davis
Silver City, NM

I got this recipe from one of my (many) mother-in-laws. She recited it to me over coffee one morning, and I've never forgot it - it's that easy and fast! My kids liked this when they were in elementary school. But later, they liked to make it when they where on their own for the first time. It's also not a bad camp fire recipe.

serves 3-4
prep time 15 Min
cook time 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For poor man's stew

  • 1 lb
  • 1 can
    campbell's tomato soup
  • soup can of water
  • 2
    potatoes, large dice (about 1/2 inch)
  • 2
    carrots, sliced 1/2 inch thick

How To Make poor man's stew

  • 1
    Brown hamburger in a dutch oven, drain off fat, add tomato soup and 1 can of water, add potatoes and carrots. Bring to a boil, lower heat and simmer until carrots are fork tender.
  • 2
    If you dice the vegetables smaller it will cook faster - in case everyone is really hungry.

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