Thermos Bottle Stew

Thermos Bottle Stew

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Recipe by  Linda

“My grandmother used to make this for my grandfathers lunch when he worked outside for the railroad. She put it in his thermos, and always called it thermos bottle stew. This soup warms you from the inside out.”

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Original recipe yields 6 servings



  1. Using a large stock pot, brown your meat (breaking into small pieces as it cooks). Once meat is browned, add onions and celery, sauteing until soft.
  2. Add frozen vegetables, tomato soup, basil, parsley, oregano, bay leaves, salt and pepper, crushed tomatoes, tomato sauce and water. Simmer for one hour and then serve. Remove bay leaves before serving.

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We love this recipe. It is very easy to make and tastes very good on a cold winter evening. Plus it makes a very big pot, so there is plenty left over for lunch.



I thought this recipe needed some more spice, but I used no salt tomato sauce and no salt diced tomatos so that was probably my fault. So I added a pack of Lipton's onion soup mix (so no longer low sodium at all!!) but ummm...sooooo good. I think I am addicted!

Laura A.

Laura A.

Just made this stew this afternoon, and it turned out GREAT!! I added a bit more tomato sauce and crushed tomatoes. Very flavorful, filling and healthy (used ground turkey instead of beef). Thanks for the recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (6 total)

  • Calories
  • 479 cal
  • 24%
  • Fat
  • 25.4 g
  • 39%
  • Carbs
  • 37.9 g
  • 12%
  • Protein
  • 28.2 g
  • 56%
  • Cholesterol
  • 85 mg
  • 28%
  • Sodium
  • 737 mg
  • 29%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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