Grandpa‘s Stew

Pat Cullinan


My rendition of my Grandpa’s stew he would make with the string beans grown in his garden


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  • 1 1/2 Tbsp
    olive oil
  • 16 oz
    sweet or mild italian sausage links
  • 1 medium
    yellow onion rough chopped
  • 2 large
    cloves of garlic rough chopped
  • 28 oz can(s)
    crushed tomatoes + 1 can of water
  • 28 oz can(s)
    diced tomatoes
  • 10 3/4 oz can(s)
    condensed tomato soup
  • 1 Tbsp
  • 2
    bay leaves
  • 2 tsp
    italian seasoning
  • 1 tsp
    dried oregano
  • 1 tsp
    dried parsley
  • 16 oz
    pepperoni stick cut into 1/2“ slices
  • 4-5 medium
    russet potatoes peeled and diced into ¾” cubes
  • 1 1/2 lb
    fresh string beans (green beans) cleaned and rinsed
  • ·
    parmesan cheese, butter and italian bread for serving

How to Make Grandpa‘s Stew


  1. Pour oil in large heavy bottom stock pot over medium heat
  2. Cook sausage in pot, remove cut into 1/2" pieces and set aside
  3. Add onions and cook translucent
  4. Add garlic cook 1 minute more
  5. Add crushed, diced tomatoes, condensed tomato soup, water, bay leaves, sugar and remaining dried seasoning. Mix Well
  6. Stir in Sausage, Pepperoni, potatoes and string beans. Mix well and bring to a simmer
  7. Lower heat and cover for three hours or longer
  8. Remove and discard Bay leaves
  9. Serve topped with parmesan cheese and buttered italian bread. Enjoy!

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About Grandpa‘s Stew

Course/Dish: Other Main Dishes
Main Ingredient: Vegetable
Regional Style: Italian

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