Ground Beef Hobo Stew

Ground Beef Hobo Stew

div class="hrecipe"table align="center" cellpadding="0" cellspacing="0" class="tr-caption-container" style="margin-left: auto; margin-right: auto; text-align: center;"tbodytrtd style="text-align: center;"a href=""img border="0" class="photo" height="266" src="" width="400" //a/td/trtrtd class="tr-caption" style="text-align: center;"span class="summary" style="font-family: Trebuchet MS, sans-serif;"iHobo Stew, made with ground beef, a mixture of vegetables, canned tomatoes and V-8./i/span/td/tr/tbody/tableh1 class="fn"span class="Apple-style-span" style="color: #cc0000;"Ground Beef Hobo Stew /span /h1Pantry friendly and adaptable, I just love this stew. In some variation and often depending on the type of meat you use, you may know this dish by the names of Campfire Stew, Girl Scout Camp Stew, Hobo Stew, Ground Beef Stew, Beggar Stew, Mulligan Stew, or V8 Stew - just to name a few. I just settled on calling it a Ground Beef Hobo /br /Historically, a basic Dutch oven style stew that dates back to the early 1900s, it was slow cooked over the coals of an open campfire, often in a can (remember that from Girl Scouts?), or made up in a large casserole style foil packet. It was a communal dish, often enhanced by the next contributor who showed up through the woods, with whatever he had. If you were a Girl Scout, you may well remember this camp-out routine, where we were each asked to each bring along a can of some kind of vegetable from home, which then got added to our own campfire stew. Oh the memories of those days! We'll just keep it easy and take it stovetop or crockpot /br //diva href=""Click Here to Continue Reading »/a


  • 1 tablespoon of oil
  • 1 cup of chopped onion
  • 1/2 cup of chopped mixed sweet and hot peppers
  • 1/2 cup of celery
  • 1 tablespoon of minced garlic
  • 1-1/2 pounds of ground beef
  • 2 tablespoons of all purpose flour
  • 1-1/2 cups of beef stock or broth
  • 3 (11.5 ounce) cans of original or spicy V-8, or tomato juice
  • 1 (14.5 ounce) can of diced tomatoes
  • 2 large potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 cups of fresh diced carrots (about 2 large)
  • 2 cups of corn
  • 2 cups of cut green beans
  • Dash of Worcestershire sauce
  • Couple dashes of hot sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon of Cajun seasoning (like Slap Ya Mama), or to taste, optional
  • 1 teaspoon of kosher salt, or to taste
  • 1/4 teaspoon of freshly cracked black pepper, or to taste


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