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Shipwreck Stew Recipe
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Shipwreck Stew

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"This recipe is a wonderful, hearty meal for those cool Autumn days. Great for feeding friends on football Sundays."

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Original recipe makes 10 servings Change Servings
  • PREP

    20 mins
  • COOK

    5 hrs

    5 hrs 20 mins


  1. Crumble the ground beef into a large skillet over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until browned. Drain grease, and transfer beef to a slow cooker. Mix in the tomato soups (undiluted), onions, potatoes, and beans.
  2. Cover, and cook on the Low setting for 4 to 5 hours, until stew is thick and potatoes are tender.
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  • Easy Cleanup
  • Try using a liner in your slow cooker for easier cleanup.

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Most Helpful Positive Review
Oct 20, 2005

very good stew! I felt the sauce needed something more, so I added 1tbl.minced garlic and 1 pkg taco seasoning (I didnt have chili seasoning)....The result was outstanding. My husband gave it rave reviews...this is a keeper

Most Helpful Critical Review
Jan 01, 2006

Ugh...blah! Was NOTHING special...actually, it is named appropriately - it tasted like a shipwreck. No spice, no flavor, no nothing. Even with added spices it was just...just....there. Not making this again.


43 Ratings

Oct 26, 2005

I added chopped garlic, a can of corn, salt, pepper, and a teaspoon of chili powder. Cooked it for about 6 hours...everything was done perfect. Served it with hot cornbread...a definite keeper recipe!

Oct 15, 2005

My kids loved this so much that they want it again this week! The only change I made was I did not add the meat until about 1/2 hour before serving. Was wonderful w/ homemade rolls. I think what made it so great was as soon as they left for school I started it and did not have much to do before dinnertime and it was a complete meal in one pot! Thank you for posting this great recipe!

Jan 30, 2006

I really like this stew for it's simplicity. I added some carrots, used stewing beef instead of ground beef and increased the cooking time a little bit. This is a regular meal at my house now!

Nov 10, 2005

this is a very flavorful recipe with simple ingredients. i went with the flow & added nearly a teaspoon of garlic powder, briefly sauteed my onion & added a cup of chopped carrots to the mix. the quantity was too much for my crock pot so i put everything in a dutch oven & baked it at 325 degrees for 1 hour then reduced the temperature to 200 degrees for 4 more hours. yummy on a cool autumn night! thanks deb!

Sep 12, 2007

This is a very good basic recipe, the nice thing about it is that you can add a varity of differnt things....I have to admit that I did change it only because I only had a couple ingredients and it sounded good. I used steak ( ribeye) and seasoned with a dash of the following.... garlic powder, onion powder, celery salt and a dash or two of chili powder while browning it, 2 cans of diced tomato,1 can kidney bean and 1 can black bean, half a onion and half the potatos. Yum, yum, yum......Thank you, next time I will be sure to try it your way but it's so flexible, very tastey!!!

Dec 29, 2006

My family loved this recipe. I took some of the suggestions from other reviewers and added garlic (1 clove) and a packet of taco seasoning mix. I only made half of the recipe, and cut the potatoes into cubes so they would soften up in the crockpot. Turned out delicous -a great comfort food on a cold evening.


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  • Calories
  • 425 kcal
  • 21%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 55.3 g
  • 18%
  • Cholesterol
  • 55 mg
  • 18%
  • Fat
  • 12.1 g
  • 19%
  • Fiber
  • 10 g
  • 40%
  • Protein
  • 24.8 g
  • 50%
  • Sodium
  • 586 mg
  • 23%

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

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