HOBO STEW – 4 INGREDIENTS

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Hobo stew is a quick and easy recipe with only four ingredients that is wonderful for camping, tailgating or an easy meal at home.  This recipe is so versatile.  You can use different meats and vegetables, add different seasonings and make it to suit your family.   Throw this together on a weeknight for a meal everyone will love.  Serve it with my recipe for Southern cornmeal hoecakes and you probably won’t have any left.  It keeps well in the fridge for several days and can be reheated on top of the stove or in the microwave.  My family loves this recipe with just the 4 original ingredients.  This is easy to make over a camp fire in an iron pot, too. Make this recipe your own by adding different ingredients.

1 pound ground beef

1 cup chopped onion

1 (28 ounce) can Maple cured bacon baked beans, undrained (could use just about any kind of beans)

3 to 4 medium potatoes

Boil the potatoes covered in water, remove, peel and chop or slice.  I use red potatoes because they hold up well in a recipe.  In a skillet on top of the stove fry the hamburger and onion.  Drain the hamburger.  Combine ground beef, onion, beans, and cooked potatoes in a skillet, cover and simmer for about 20 minutes.  Makes 6 to 8 servings.  Enjoy!

Optional ingredients:  1/3 cup ketchup or barbecue sauce, 2 to 3 tablespoons yellow mustard, you could use smoked sausage or pork sausage or even hot dogs instead of ground beef.  If you like spicy, you could add whatever spices you like, hot sauce or cayenne.

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