Cheapskate Stew

Cheapskate Stew


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


1 h servings 448 cals
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  • Calories:
  • 448 kcal
  • 22%
  • Fat:
  • 24.5 g
  • 38%
  • Carbs:
  • 30.6g
  • 10%
  • Protein:
  • 26.1 g
  • 52%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium:
  • 512 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Brown the hamburger meat with onion and celery. Drain (if it is fatty hamburger meat).
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
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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 ...

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!

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 ...

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!

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 ge...

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.

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 th...

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 ...

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...