In about 1 hour, you can have this easy stew on your table. Chock-full of vegetables and flavor, it's a mosaic of color and taste in your bowl. I always have fresh herbs, on hand, as well as most of the vegetables. Feel free to use dried herbs or canned vegetables, if you like, in this hearty stew.

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25 mins
1 hr
1 hr 25 mins
6 servings


Original recipe yields 6 servings
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  • Heat a large saucepan or Dutch oven over medium-high heat and cook ground beef until browned, 4 to 5 minutes. Add onion and celery and cook, stirring, until onion is soft and translucent, 3 to 4 minutes. Stir in garlic and cook, stirring, until fragrant, about 1 minute.

  • Pour in beef stock and stir, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pot. Bring to a boil and add carrots.

  • Tie parsley, rosemary, thyme, and sage together into a bundle with cooking twine and add to the pot. Add bay leaf and season soup with salt and pepper. Bring to a boil, cover, reduce heat, and simmer for about 10 minutes.

  • Increase heat to medium and add potatoes, green beans, corn, and drained tomatoes. Return soup to a boil, partially with a lid so steam can still escape, and simmer until potatoes are fork-tender, about 25 minutes. Remove herb bundle and bay leaf and discard. Adjust salt and pepper, if needed.

Cook's Note:

To create a stew-like gravy, dissolve 2 tablespoons cornstarch in 1/4 cup water to make a slurry. Sitr until there are no lumps. Add to the bubbling soup, stirring rapidly, until the liquid is slightly thickened.

Nutrition Facts

333 calories; protein 25.1g; carbohydrates 29.4g; fat 12.8g; cholesterol 65.8mg; sodium 267.5mg. Full Nutrition

Reviews (2)

Rating: 5 stars
This is a very flavorful soup. My family loved it. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
This was a good recipe! It used spices I wouldn't have thought to use! My Grandma would've called this a 'kitchen sink' recipe, having everything in it but you know! And by simply swapping out chicken bullion for the beef stock, even more possibilities! A nice change though since we were getting 'chicken'd out'! Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Delicious and nutritious! It was fun and easy to put together and I loved using the herbs from my garden, used oregano instead of thyme. (Why did I not think to plant thyme?) It was a great way to use up the odds and ends in the fridge too. Has so many possibilities. A great “go to” recipe. Read More