Yields 4 Servings

20 Minute Hamburger Skillet Stew

20 minPrep Time

20 minCook Time

40 minTotal Time

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  • 1/4 lb Lean ground beef
  • 1 lg Onion,sliced wafer-thin
  • 4 Carrots,sliced wafer-thin
  • 2 Potatoes,halved, sliced wafer-thin
  • 3 Ribs celery,sliced wafer-thin
  • 1 c Boiling water
  • 2 t Beef extract OR bouillon
  • 2 Bay leaves
  • 1/4 t Dried thyme
  • Salt OR garlic salt
  • Pepper
  • 1/4 c Dry red wine
  • -OR tomato juice
  • 2 T All purpose flour


  1. Use melon baller and shape meat into tiny meatballs. Brown in skillet.
  2. Discard any fat (I like to keep it in a tin and pour it over the logs before i light the fire)
  3. Stir onion into skillet and cook 1 min.
  4. Add boiling water or broth and extract or bouillon.
  5. Add remaining veggies, seasonings. Cover, cook over low heat, 15 mins until vegs are
  6. tender. Combine wine or water and flour in covered jar.
  7. Shake and stir into skillet.
  8. Cook and stir until sauce is thick, 4 mins
Cuisine: outdoor |

Mark Smithers

Mark Smithers

Mark Smithers has been camping since early childhood. An avid fan of the outdoors, he finds himself heading on adventures at the drop of a hat, with not much more than a backpack choked full of supplies and a walking stick.
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