Ground Beef Hobo Stew (Great Game Night or Cold Weather Stew!)

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Ground Beef Hobo Stew

Ground Beef Hobo Stew

I am always on the hunt for good stockpile recipes. Recipes that use up some of the food items that I get super cheap from couponing.

And so when I spotted this ⭐️ Hobo Stew Recipe I thought it was worth a shot since I recently snagged some V8 juice pretty cheap with coupons and a sale. V8 is actually not something I regularly buy. Many if the ingredients in this stew can be matched with coupons found in the coupon database.  This V8 Deal on Amazon is a great way to stock up!

Even if you are not a huge fan of tomato/vegetable juice straight up this hobo stew recipe is a great use for it. Best of all it tastes delicious with all the ingredients!

Ground Beef Hobo Stew

Ground Beef Hobo Stew

This recipe calls for a nice mix of canned and fresh items as well as some spices and condiments like worcestershire sauce. And while the ingredient list is kind of long the prep is quite easy. And as we head into cooler weather (today's high is in the 60's for me) a nice stew simmering on the stove sounds great to me!
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Course: Soup
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hobo Stew
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Servings: 6 Servings
Calories: 164


  • 1-1/2 lbs ground beef
  • 3 can 11.5 oz. can V-8 or tomato juice
  • 1-1/2 cup beef stock or broth
  • 2 tbsp all-purpose flour
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 cup chopped white onion
  • 1/2 cup chopped mixed sweet and hot peppers
  • 1/2 cup celery
  • 1 tbsp minced garlic
  • 1 14.5 oz. can diced tomatoes
  • 2 large potatoes peeled and diced
  • 2 cups fresh carrots diced
  • 2 cups corn
  • 2 cups green beans cut
  • 1 tsp worcestershire sauce
  • 1 dash hot sauce optional
  • 1/4 tsp cajun seasoning optional to taste
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 1/4 tsp black pepper fresh


  • In a large pot heat the oil over medium high heat.
  • Add onion, peppers and celery; cook until softened; stirring occasionally. About 4 -5 min.
  • Add the ground beef and garlic. Cook and stir occasionally until ground beef is browned and cooked through. Drain excess fat and grease.
  • Sprinkle meat with flour; cook and stir for an additional 3 minutes. 
  • Add the V-8 juice, beef stock and diced tomatoes.  Add in the potatoes, carrots, corn and green beans. Add orcestershire, hot sauce and other seasonings to taste.
  • Stir to mix then cover and simmer over medium to medium low for appox. 2 hours or until veggies are tender. Stir occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
Ground Beef Hobo Stew
Amount Per Serving
Calories 164 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Sodium 419mg18%
Potassium 727mg21%
Carbohydrates 31g10%
Fiber 5g21%
Sugar 3g3%
Protein 5g10%
Vitamin A 475IU10%
Vitamin C 21.6mg26%
Calcium 54mg5%
Iron 4.8mg27%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

Photo Credit and original Recipe from Deep South Dish


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