My Granddaughter's "Campus Stew"
"I invited friends over to eat and study for exams and forgot I had a late lab session that day. Thought about just ordering pizza, but that has been done a lot lately...so, this is what I threw together from what I could find in the fridge and cupboard. It was easy and I even had time to grab a quick shower before anyone showed up. It turned out surprisingly good; not bad for someone who doesn’t cook, huh?"
- vegetable oil for bottom of pot
- 1½ lbs. ground chuck
- 2 cups chopped onion (i used frozen)
- 1 (16 oz.) bag frozen o'brien potatoes
- 1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes
- 1 can cream of celery soup
- 1 can sliced carrots, undrained
- 1 can lima beans, undrained
- 1 can whole kernel corn, undrained
- salt and pepper to taste
- oregano, basil & garlic powder to taste (optional)
- crackers or bread for serving
How to Make My Granddaughter's "Campus Stew"
- 1Very lightly oil bottom of stew pot and bring up to medium heat; sauté ground beef with chopped onion until onion is soft and meat is no longer pink; season to taste with salt and pepper.
- 2Add everything else to the pot with the sautéed beef and onion; stir well to combine.
- 3Cover pot and bring up to a low boil; give it a quick stir and reduce to simmer. Cook for 15 – 20 minutes or until potatoes are tender.
- 4Meanwhile, set out serving bowls and the bread you picked up at the bakery on your way home or a cracker assortment.
- 5Stir pot again and check for seasoning. It's ready.
- 6TIP: Take out the trash before everyone arrives and they’ll never know all you did was open cans.