Recipes From the Kitchen

Homemade Vegetable Beef Stew/Soup Recipe

Vegetable Beef Stew RecipeThis easy Homemade Vegetable Beef Stew recipe is hearty and an ideal dish for the Autumn season!

It's also an excellent recipe if you're looking for a pretty cheap dish that you'll get several meals out of. It can be made on the stove in a big pot or in the crock pot.

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 2-3 Hours

Vegetable Beef Stew Ingredients

  • 2 Pounds of Stew Meat (Rump Roast or Chuck Roast)
  • 2 packages of Mixed Frozen Stew Vegetables
  • 4 Idaho Potatoes
  • 1 32oz box of Beef Broth
  • 2 8oz cans of Diced Tomatoes
  • One Large Yellow Onion
  • Minced Garlic
  • Worcestershire Sauce
  • Salt & Pepper

Vegetable Beef Stew Cooking Directions

  • Cut the 2 pounds of Stew meat into small chunks suitable for Vegetable Beef Stew or Soup
  • Dice the Onion and Potatoes
  • Combine Stew Meat, Onions, Garlic, Worcestershire Sauce, Salt & Pepper, and Brown the Stew Meat in a medium sized pan... Once the Meat is done Browning, drain out all but about a cup of the leftover juices
  • After straining, dump the Beef, onion and Garlic into a large pot or into a crock pot
  • Add the 2 Packages of Mixed Stew Vegetables, 2 Cans of Diced Tomatoes, Diced Potatoes and Beef Broth to the large pot or crock pot and stir the ingredients
  • Add a little more Worcestershire Sauce, Salt & Pepper (careful with the pepper, it can get a little spicy if you add too much.)
  • Let the large stove top pot or crock pot cook on low heat for 2-3 hours, stirring occasionally

Difference Between Soup & Stew Consistency

  • Vegetable Beef Soup RecipeIf you're looking for more of a Soup consistency, your work it mostly done. If you're looking for more of a thicker, Stew consistency you'll have just a little more work to do.
  • For a thicker Stew consistency, you'll need:
    • Medium Sized Bowl
    • 1/4 to 1/2 cup of Corn Starch
    • 1/4 to 2/3 cup of Water
  • Combine Corn Starch and water into the Medium Sized Bowl and Whisk until it becomes a thick liquid. Pour liquid into pot and stir thoroughly. Repeat this step if the stew isn't thick enough for you.

After the pot has simmered for 2-3 hours, enjoy! Serving with fresh cornbread is also an excellent idea!


Easy Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf Recipe

Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf RecipeTired of dry, boring meatloaf? If you're looking for an easy ground beef meatloaf recipe that will produce a moist meatloaf sure to please your taste buds, this meatloaf recipe is for you!

This beef meatloaf recipe is quick and easy to prepare, and you can even let it sit in a Ziplock bag in the refrigerator overnight to cook the next day so that all the flavors really sink into the meatloaf.

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 1 Hour

Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf Ingredients

  • 1 to 1 ½ Pounds of Ground Beef
  • ¾ Cup of Diced Yellow Onions
  • 1/3 Cup of Diced Green Pepper
  • 1 Tablespoon Yellow Mustard
  • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
  • 1 Tablespoon Minced Garlic
  • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
  • 1/3 Cup Italian Seasoned Bread Crumbs
  • 1 Egg

Moist Ground Beef Meatloaf Cooking Directions

  • Ground Beef Meatloaf RecipePreheat oven to 350 degrees
  • In a large bowl, combine the:
    • Uncooked Ground Beef
    • 1 Tablespoon Mustard
    • 1 Tablespoon Ketchup
    • 1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
    • Diced Yellow Onions & Green Peppers
    • Bread Crumbs & Egg
  • Mix the meatloaf recipe Ingredients thoroughly by hand into a loaf shape
  • Line the bottom of an 8x8 cooking dish with Cooking Spray and place loaf in the dish

Meatloaf Glaze Recipe    

  • Meatloaf Glaze RecipeIn a separate small bowl, combine the Meatloaf Glaze Recipe ingredients:
    • 2 Tablespoons Yellow Mustard
    • 2 Tablespoons Light Brown Sugar
    • 1/3 Cup Ketchup
  • Whisk until thoroughly mixed
  • Evenly pour Meatloaf Glaze on top of the Meatloaf so the top of the loaf is covered in a thin layer
  • Cook uncovered in oven for 1 hour

This easy ground beef meatloaf recipe produces moist meatloaf every time. It serves 4 people and is packed full of flavor. The caramelized meatloaf glaze adds just a touch of sweetness to the savory inside.


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