With a burst of flavor and a pot full of vegetables, this is the easiest vegetable beef stew that even my kids enjoy thanks to the magic ingredient at the end! Gluten free and dairy free. These leftovers are perfect for freezing and make a wonderful meal to give away or save for later.
My cooking philosophy is to keep it healthy and easy. Recipes at Hammers N Hugs will include all-natural ingredients that can often be frozen and have been tested and approved by friends and family!
The key to this recipe is to make it with the leftover beef from my Slow Cooker Tomato Beef Steak recipe. This two-for-one recipe combo was a hand me down from my mother, and I have been making it for years. Amazingly all three of my kids love this stew, and I am convinced it is due to the magic ingredient at the end. If you have clicked on the recipe, then you have discovered the secret – ketchup! It adds the perfect burst of flavor to a pot full of vegetables.
What I love about this meal is that if you don’t have the exact amounts as suggested in the recipe, it doesn’t matter! Sometimes I have more beef steak left over than other times. Sometimes I add green beans because I don’t have any broccoli on hand. Frozen corn is also a great addition. You can pretty much add WHATEVER veggies you want to this pot. Season with the ketchup at the end. Consider serving it with my Honey Oat Bread recipe for an easy and delicious dinner!
These are the leftovers from our Slow Cooker Tomato Beef Steak a couple nights before. I threw in all the frozen vegetables with the leftovers in a large kettle with the beef broth and let simmer for 1 hour. So easy!!
Add the ketchup and Worcestershire sauce at the end and voila!
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