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Chunky Stew

Mike Ziegler

A very simple and delicious stew that will keep you warm in the winter.

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  • Calories:
  • 592 kcal
  • 30%
  • Fat:
  • 40.3 g
  • 62%
  • Carbs:
  • 27.1g
  • 9%
  • Protein:
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Sodium:
  • 493 mg
  • 20%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet


  1. In a large pot over medium high heat, saute the ground beef for about 5 minutes, or until tender. Drain excess fat. Add the tomato-vegetable juice and bring to a boil.
  2. Add the potatoes, vegetables and onion and bring back to a boil. Reduce heat to low and simmer for about 30 minutes, or until potatoes are tender. Salt and pepper to taste.
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This is pretty much what a nutritionist told me about many years ago. I sometimes use chicken, instead of ground beef, or it can be just vegetables. I generally use mixed veggies and add whatever I want...potatoes, onions, black eyed peas, lima beans, minced garlic...whatever! Cover with the vegetable juice and season how you like it. This is as good as you wanna make it. Just put the stuff YOU like in it. Delicious.


This recipe was very good, however, it took a lot of tweaking. I added spices besides salt and pepper (cayenne, garlic powder, etc.). I also put in 6 potatos and used more juice cocktail then recommended. Although, all in all it was extremely simple and quick to make.


My picky family loved this. I have tried a number of stews with them and this is the only one they ever liked.