This is the MOST simple and delicious meal our family enjoys and I hope you will like it too!
I always double this recipe to serve for lunch the next day. This is also a great recipe to make in large quantities for canning purposes.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 diced onion
1 cup diced carrots
1 cup diced celery
( I slice the carrots and celery up pretty thick since I like chunky vegetables in our stew. )
3 garlic cloves, minced
3 (14.5 ounce) cans chicken broth (or a half a quart of your own homemade)
1 (15 ounce) can crushed tomatoes (or a half a quart of your own homegrown)
2 Tablespoons of Worcestershire sauce
1 teaspoon hot pepper sauce (does not make it spicy, add more if you like spicy)
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup flour
In a large saucepan , or soup kettle, use a small dab of butter or olive oil and melt it. Add your onion and garlic and saute them until they begin to soften. Add your hamburger meat, carrots and celery. Cook over medium heat until the meat is no longer pink and the vegetables are tender; then drain the grease.
Stir in broth, tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 15 minutes.
In a small saucepan, melt butter. Stir in flour until smooth. Cook and stir for about 4 minutes until golden brown. Add it to your stew, cover and simmer for 15 minutes, stirring every once in a while. This will thicken the stew.
Serve it up in a soup bowl and add a thick slice of fresh homemade bread......MMMMmmmmmm GOOD!!
Be sure and let me know how you like it!!
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