A rich and flavorful ground beef stew, remniscent of Cracker Barrel's stew, with a secret ingredient that adds a punch of flavor!
Course: Main Course
1-2poundsground beef, cooked and drained, or see note
1Onionpeeled and chopped
5-6potatoespeeled and diced
2-3cupsfrozen green beans
29ouncecan diced or crushed tomatoes
1-26 ounceCans Spicy Hot V-8 juiceI use two
4Beef Boullion Cubesor 4 cups beef broth
1teaspoonsaltmore or less to taste
Place everything in a pot. Bring to a boil and reduce heat to simmering. Cover and cook for an hour or until vegetables are desired tenderness. Even better reheated the next day!
This ground beef stew freezes well so its still great to make if cooking for fewer people. I use those Rubbermaid sandwich size containers since they are shallow and it heats up easier for a nice lunch or supper for one or two. I hope you get to make this heartwarming meal soon!
This can be assembled in the morning and put in your slow cooker all day on low.
If ground beef is lean, there is no need to cook it ahead of time, just crumble it up or break off bite size chunks and you can add it in raw. Otherwise, precook it and add in.
Freezes well. I freeze mine in sandwich size containers for easy reheating as single meals.