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Chunky Stew

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

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Original recipe makes 6 servings Change Servings


  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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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 11, 2008

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.

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 08, 2007

Sorry, but this was awful. I hate that I made my kids eat atleast ive bites before, I realized how awful it was.


15 Ratings

Nov 02, 2004

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.

Oct 19, 2003

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

Jul 26, 2011

I've made this recipe several times and feel it is a great base recipe for stew. However, as other reviewers have mention I too feel it needs more flavor. I added a full 48oz of Spicy Hot Vegetable Juice, cayenne pepper, onion and garlic salts, italian seasoning and a little old bay seasoning.

Feb 05, 2009

Very good very easy . like how you could make it your own.I might try this next time with stew meat . excellent and made it for company comin over. Sprinkle cheese is very good add at the table. I added red peppers garlic onion salt and italian seasoning. also used a ground sirloin.

Jan 06, 2007

This recipe is so easy to make and it tastes great. I followed the recipe to a tee and it had great flavor. We make this recipe a lot during those cold winter months.

Feb 08, 2011

Delicious!! I used about 1 1/2 tsp of salt free garlic herb seasoning and stirred in 4oz cheddar at the end. I could eat this every day.


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  • Calories
  • 592 kcal
  • 30%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 27.1 g
  • 9%
  • Cholesterol
  • 129 mg
  • 43%
  • Fat
  • 40.3 g
  • 62%
  • Fiber
  • 4.1 g
  • 16%
  • Protein
  • 28.9 g
  • 58%
  • Sodium
  • 493 mg
  • 20%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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