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mom's yummy hamburger stew

a recipe by
Sherry Blizzard
Piney Flats, TN

Mom made this a lot when I was growing up. It was always a hit on the table! Everyone will refill the bowl at least once or twice. V-8 is the secret! But, I think the addition of the celery seed is also a key. This is a fairly cheap meal to make. Mom made it a lot and it is one of my "Last Meal" requests. This stew is so easy and hearty. Leave the carrots, potatoes and cabbage in big chunks....this is what gives the dish a real sense of rustic, pioneer, and hearty goodness. Top it off with a cold beer and my Aunt Marcia's Tennessee Cornbread and you are set!

serves 10-12
prep time 25 Min
cook time 1 Hr 20 Min
method Stove Top

Ingredients For mom's yummy hamburger stew

  • 1-2 lb
    hamburger (i use ground moose because i can)
  • 1 md
    onion, chopped
  • 3-4 c
    carrots, thick slice
  • 4 c
    chopped cabbage
  • 6-8
    potatoes, peeled and chunked into big bite chunks
  • 1 can
    v-8 juice, 46 oz. size!
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    minced garlic
  • 1 Tbsp
    celery seed
  • salt and pepper to taste

How To Make mom's yummy hamburger stew

  • 1
    Brown the onion and burger in a little oil.
  • 2
    Add the veggies and allow to cook in the burger/onion mix for about 5-10 minutes.
  • 3
    Add the V-8 juice and the spices.
  • 4
    Simmer slowly until potatoes and carrots are done. Serve with Aunt Marcia's Tennessee Cornbread. Oh My!