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Hobo Stew Recipe
  • READY IN 50 mins

Hobo Stew

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"One pot is used over a campfire for a quick, simple, yet delicious meal. The hungrier you are, the better it tastes!"

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  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    40 mins
  • READY IN

    50 mins

Directions

  1. Heat a cast iron Dutch oven over a campfire, and brown the ground beef. Drain off the excess grease, then pour in the mixed vegetables, tomatoes, macaroni, and water. Season with salt and pepper to taste. Cover, and cook until the macaroni is tender, and the stew has reached desired thickness.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Nov 11, 2008

I could tell just by reading the recipe that it was going to need some punching up. So the 4 stars are based on my additions. I browned the meat with a half an onion chopped and added garlic powder. I used Italian seasoned diced tomatoes and substituted beef consumme for the water. It still needs more seasoning. And next time I make it I will use salad macaroni; the elbow mac "grew" substantially and was just too big compared to the size of the veggies. All in all it's a good recipe to adapt to your own taste.

 
Most Helpful Critical Review
May 26, 2007

I thought this hobo stew was tasteless it was plain and i added a ox cube and some garlic and fresh carrots, corn, peas and it seemed to add way more flavour and texture to this dull recipe....SORRY

 
Jan 04, 2007

I was looking for a 'one dish' meal with a side and bread that I could make for the homeless shelter we serve. It was also wonderful that you suggested sides and that I could get a recipe for 144 people. I am now a lifetime fan of Allrecipes. You have made my job so much easier. In order to stay in budget, I can just look for dishes that contain the meat that is on sale that week.

 
Apr 22, 2007

Hobo stew is so wonderful because there are so many different ways to make it...you really can't mess it up. A big pot of it feeds a bunch, and it's hearty and delicious. This recipe was great because it's the basics, and you can go from there. When I make Hobo stew, I literally clean my fridge adding in leftovers (like veggies, even mashed potatoes can be used as thickener, beans, and sauce (mustard, ketchup, salsa...whatever you have on hand!). I learned to make this as a Brownie girl scout at a camp-out and still make it from time to time as comfort food. You can make it in your crock-pot but be careful because depending on the noodle you use it will get soggy and turn into a thick broth if you simmer too long (still tastes good, but becomes thick). Anyways, I love this...and it is great for pot-lucks, camporees, and cold winter nights. Have fun with this awesome recipe!

 
Oct 13, 2007

Our family LOVES hobo stew, but to add to the heartiness and flavor I use 3 cans (10 3/4 oz) condensed minestrone soup undiluted, 2 cans ranch style beans undrained and a can of diced tomatoes and green chilies undrained. I don't bother adding mixed vegetables or the macaroni. I just brown about a pound and half of hamburger and a diced medium onion and throw it all in the crockpot on low for about 6 hours. So good and easy and really great with cornbread.

 
Jan 07, 2007

I CUT DOWN ON ONE CAN OF MIXED VEGIES AND TO 2 CUPS MAC. COOKED THE MAC SEPARATELY,(CAUSE I DON'T LIKE THE STARCHY TASTE),WHILE THE REST I LET SIT TOGETHER, THEN MIXED TOGETHER. ALL ON THE STOVE. EVERYBODY LOVED IT. WE DID THIS IN THE CORP AND WHILE I WAS SCOUTMASTER, BOTH PLACES EVERYBODY LOVED IT.

 
Jul 30, 2008

I changed the recipe when camping. Bring 3 things for HoBo Stew. 1lb Ground beef, 1 can Minnestrone Soup, 1 can rotel. Through it all together, best camping food.

 
Jul 05, 2006

Pretty good. I don't think I would make it at home, but for camping it was pretty tasty. I would definitely add more flavorful veggies and some spices.

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 391 kcal
  • 20%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 52 g
  • 17%
  • Cholesterol
  • 46 mg
  • 15%
  • Fat
  • 10.1 g
  • 16%
  • Fiber
  • 7.7 g
  • 31%
  • Protein
  • 22 g
  • 44%
  • Sodium
  • 654 mg
  • 26%

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

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