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Saturday, October 3, 2015

Hobo Stew

Hello bloggers!

Here's another good stew. I'm sure you have had something similar to this one. I made up a pot of this stew today and thought I'd share. Hobo or Hamburger Stew is basically a mix of veggies with hamburger. From other recipes I've seen it seems that the veggies are pretty much any thing you have in the cupboard or fridge. For my take on this one I added a pound each of hamburger and ground pork. Not pork sausage but plain ground pork. With rising beef price I found the pork to be much cheaper. The canned tomatoes where chili style diced tomatoes which added a wee bit of a chili flavor which I was hoping for.

Well here we go....

1 pound ground beef (80/20)1 pound ground pork (not sausage)2 medium onions, chopped 2 cloves minced garlic4 cans diced tomatoes (14-1/2oz) undrained1 can sweet corn (14-1/2oz) drained8 medium carrots, thinly sliced4 celery ribs, thinly sliced2 medium potatoes, peeled and cube 2 cups water1/2 cup uncooked med. grain rice1 to 2 tablespoons salt1 to 2 teaspoons black pepper
1) In a Dutch oven or large stock pot, cook beef, pork and onions over medium heat until meat is no longer pink and onions are soft. Add the tomatoes, carrots, corn, celery, potatoes, water, rice, garlic, salt and pepper; bring to a boil.
2) Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until vegetables and rice are tender. Uncover; simmer 20-30 minutes longer or until thickened.  
3) Invite the family over cause you gotta lot of stew to eat up. LOL

When your done browning the beef and pork and have added the veggies your stew should look something like the picture above. Bring to a boil and cook covered till tender. When all is tender and happy, happy, happy reduce your heat to a low simmer and uncover to thicken the stew. Which means to simmer out the excess moister and your stew will be much thicker. The rice will have cooked and absorbed moister/juices also.
Then the finished stew will look something like this....

 Nice thick stew, with great flavor from the tomatoes, onions, carrots and celery. The beef and pork will be flavorful and tender. Perfect on a cool fall day or a cold winters night! Super simple to make and most likely your will have all the ingredients on hand either in the freezer, fridge, cupboard or pantry.

Well bloggers that's it for today. Thanks for stop`n in and checking out my latest adventure in cook`n!

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