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Hamburger Stew

Updated on September 13, 2017
Hamburger Beef Stew or Mince Meat Stew on top of mashed potatoes
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Hamburger Stew

This recipe is one of my favorite comfort foods that my grandmother made once a week, and always on a Monday.

I make this stew a little different than how my grandmother used to make it to suit my families taste.

Grandma would always boil the ground beef and then skim the fat off of the top. I find that frying the meat and draining it is not only faster but tastes exactly the same.

This ground beef stew is easy to make, inexpensive and tastes wonderful on a fall or cold winter’s day.

My Grandmother was from Scotland and would never ever serve corn as she always said “Back in the Old Country we only fed corn to the pigs” I always found that funny.

Cook Time

Prep time: 20 min
Cook time: 1 hour 15 min
Ready in: 1 hour 35 min
Yields: Will serve 5 people


  • 2 pounds ground beef (I use lean)
  • 1 onion chopped
  • 2 stalks celery chopped
  • 2 carrots sliced
  • 1 can of peas or frozen peas
  • Optional: frozen corn, green beans, mixed frozen vegetables

  • 2 cloves garlic pressed
  • 4-5 shakes of Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp thyme
  • Salt and ground pepper as per your taste
  • Beef broth: you can either used canned or boxed beef broth. I use 3-4 Knorr powdered beef broth packets mixed with 4 cups of hot water.


  1. Pan fry the ground beef until cooked. Drain and add to a large stock or soup pot.
  2. Add beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, onion, celery, carrots, thyme, salt and ground pepper.
  3. Bring all ingredients to a boil. Cover and simmer for about an hour.
  4. Add your frozen vegetables or canned peas and pressed garlic until vegetables are cooked.
  5. To thicken the stew I mix 2 Tbs. of cornstarch with cold water in a cup. Bring the stew to a boil and add the cornstarch water mixture stirring until the stew thickens.
  6. Serve over mashed potatoes with a side salad, and or bread or buns.
  7. ENJOY!

4.3 stars from 3 ratings of Hamburger Beef Stew


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    • Just Ask Susan profile imageAUTHOR

      Susan Zutautas 

      8 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      tillsontitan, There are so many different ways to prepare hamburger. One of these days I want to make a list. Only because I'm an obsessive list maker :)

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      Mary Craig 

      8 years ago from New York

      Our friends from Ireland make a very similar stew and call it mince meat stew as well! Hamburger is so very versatile and you've just proved it yet again. Great recipe Susan.

      Voted up, useful, and interesting.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      9 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      marellen, I just love this dish. Makes me feel warm and fuzzy if you know what I mean.

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      9 years ago

      Susan...we call this hamburger pie in my house and have been making this as a kid. So yummy...

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      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      I am sure you will enjoy it prasetio and thank you.

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      10 years ago from malang-indonesia

      I love hamburger so much. Thanks for share this recipes. Hmmmm..... Yummy. You made me hungry, Susan. I believe this hamburger so delicious. I liked the combination between each vegetables. Vote up. Take care!


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      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      KoffeeKlatch thanks so much.

      Wesman LOL sure ask me to cook anytime I love cooking :)

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      Wesman Todd Shaw 

      10 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

      Just Ask Susan To COOK!!!!!!!!!!!!! :-D

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      Susan Hazelton 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Susan, your recipe sounds delicious. I will be trying it this weekend. Voted up, useful, and bookmarked.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      At this time of year I usually end of making stew or soup at least once of week. Hope you like it L a d y f a c e!

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      L a d y f a c e 

      10 years ago

      MMMMM Yum!! I'm growing to love stew these last few months. I can't wait to try this one. Thanks!

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      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      There is nothing like a delicious stew on a cold day. Hope you like it Carrie.

      Pamela there are so many variations of this stew that I make as well, you should share some of your husband's recipes on HubPages. Thanks for stopping by.

      Thanks ImChemist.

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      10 years ago

      Susan , really i like that hub. thanks for sharing . i rate it up.

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      Pamela Oglesby 

      10 years ago from Sunny Florida

      Susan, The recipe sounds excellent. My husband makes him be stews and similar to this and we love it. Thanks for your recipe.

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      10 years ago from Winnipeg, Canada

      This recipe sounds so good Susan, I'm going to try it out.

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      Susan Zutautas 

      10 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Hope you enjoy it dsmythe.

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      10 years ago

      Oooh that sounds good! I think I'll make this sometime this week.


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