A hearty beef vegetable stew from leftovers you have on hand. I love this recipe on a cold Texas winter nights.

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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Brown the hamburger meat with onion and celery. Drain (if it is fatty hamburger meat).

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  • Add water and carrots, then cook 'til carrots are beginning to get tender. The carrots will be crunchy unless you cook them a fairly long time.

  • Add leftover vegetables, macaroni, tomato sauce, Italian spices, and salt and pepper to taste, and simmer until the flavors blend and all ingredients are warm through.

Partner Tip

Try using a Reynolds® slow cooker liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

Nutrition Facts

447.7 calories; 26.1 g protein; 30.6 g carbohydrates; 85.1 mg cholesterol; 512.4 mg sodium. Full Nutrition

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Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
This is the ARO Restaurant in Sundance Wyoming I found this recipe while browsing and we were all suprised on how well it sold. Thank you for submitting this recipe. You are acknowleged for it. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2003
I THOUGHT THIS WAS OKAY. IT WAS VERY BLAND. I ADDED HOT SAUCE EXTRA SEASONING AND ALOT OF SALT TO GIVE IT IN FLAVOR. IT WAS QUICK AND EASY SO I MIGHT MAKE IT IN AGAIN IF IM IN A HURRY. Read More
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89 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 33
  • 4 star values: 36
  • 3 star values: 12
  • 2 star values: 6
  • 1 star values: 2
Rating: 5 stars
01/08/2006
This is the ARO Restaurant in Sundance Wyoming I found this recipe while browsing and we were all suprised on how well it sold. Thank you for submitting this recipe. You are acknowleged for it. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/07/2003
I really liked this quick meal. I left out the carrots so it was fast and used wide egg noodles instead of elbow. I also used more sauce and less water so it was kinda like a stew it was great! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/16/2004
This is a very yummy recipe but I'm not sure how much it reminds me of a stew. It's like a stew/chilli/hamburger helper/soup type of thing. Very good and easy though. I left out the celery because I didn't have any. For the vegetables I used a 1/2 cup of canned diced tomatoes 1/2 cup of frozen corn 1/2 cup frozen green beans and a 1/2 cup of frozen peas. Used shell noodles instead of macaroni and kept everything else about the recipe the same. Husband really liked it and so do I. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2005
I just started looking at this web-site this was the first recipe I used & it was a HIT! My husband did not leave any leftovers and even DEMANDED I make it again! Thanks! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2003
I thought this was very good and very easy to make. I too added some garlic. Only problem was I used Italian style mixed veggies and they are pretty large cuts they took alittle longer to get tender next time I would cook them a little while in the micowave before adding to the stew. I will make this again. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/10/2006
Made this with a large can of V-8 juice instead of water and tomato sauce. Also didn't use celery and fresh carrots only the frozen veggies. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2003
This is a great recipe. I had no elbow macaroni so I used seashell macaroni. We all loved it including my 5 yr. old grand daughter who is very picky about food. She called it Seashell Stew. It was great for a cold winters night in Ohio too! Thanks! Carole Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
08/18/2003
My family loved it - more than I did! I did as others mentioned and added more italian seasoning as well as some garlic powder. I had no frozen veggies so used fresh green beans along with the carrots celery and onion. I also added more pasta to make it more of a meal instead of a stew. I say 4 stars my family says 5! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
08/18/2003
Made this last night - was VERY easy and yummy. I didn't have any celery on hand so I just skipped it. Added some extra seasoning... garlic powder and Tony's. Instead of noodles I added some extra tomato sauce water and minute rice. We really enjoyed it!:) Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
01/30/2003
I THOUGHT THIS WAS OKAY. IT WAS VERY BLAND. I ADDED HOT SAUCE EXTRA SEASONING AND ALOT OF SALT TO GIVE IT IN FLAVOR. IT WAS QUICK AND EASY SO I MIGHT MAKE IT IN AGAIN IF IM IN A HURRY. Read More
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