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5 from 4 votes

Hobo Stew

Hobo Stew is a great recipe and is only four ingredients.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time30 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Hobo Stew


  • 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.


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.