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Hamburger Stew in a bowl

Hamburger Stew

Hamburger stew has plenty of wholesome veggies and rich layers of bold flavor making it the ideal cold-weather recipe to satisfy hearty appetites.
Course Main Course, Soup
Cuisine American
Keyword Hamburger Stew, Hamburger Stew Recipe, How Do I Make Hamburger Stew, How To Make Hamburger Stew
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 2 hours 15 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 30 minutes
Servings 6 - 8 servings
Calories 673kcal
Author Kathleen


  • 2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 onion, diced
  • 3 cloves garlic, minced
  • 4 medium carrots, cut into cubes
  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups beef broth
  • 1 (10.75 -ounce Can) condensed tomato soup
  • 1 heaping tablespoon beef flavor Better Than Bouillon
  • 2 (14.5-ounces) cans stewed tomatoes, with juices
  • 2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into cubes
  • 1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried thyme leaves
  • 1 dried bay leaf
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen green beans,
  • 1 cup frozen pearl onions
  • 1-2 cups sharp cheddar cheese


  • Heat a large pot over medium-high heat. Crumble the ground chuck into large chunks in the hot pan, and cook until evenly browned. Discard all but 2 tablespoons of drippings from pot. If you do not have that amount remaining, add vegetable oil to make up the difference.
  • Add the onion, garlic, and carrots and saute, over medium heat, until soft, about 5-6 minutes.
  • Sprinkle flour over vegetables, stirring constantly, until the flour coats the vegetables. Cook for 2-3 minutes to toast the flour. Remove skillet from heat.
  • Add beef broth, stewed tomatoes with their juices, tomato soup, Better Than Bouillon, Worcestershire sauce, potatoes, Italian seasoning, thyme, bay leaf, salt, pepper, green beans, pearl onions, and browned beef; stir to blend then simmer over low heat for at least 2 hours, stirring occasionally.
  • Adjust seasoning. Ladle into bowls and top with cheese. Serve.


Serving: 1/6 of the recipe | Calories: 673kcal | Carbohydrates: 47g | Protein: 37g | Fat: 37g | Saturated Fat: 16g | Cholesterol: 127mg | Sodium: 2004mg | Potassium: 1373mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 14g | Vitamin A: 7172IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 226mg | Iron: 5mg