Cheapskate Stew


  • 1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables
  • 2 cups water
  • 3 carrots, chopped
  • 2 cups cooked elbow macaroni
  • 1 (15 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons Italian seasoning
  • salt to taste
  • ground black pepper to taste


Brown the hamburger meat with onion and celery. Drain (if it is fatty hamburger meat).

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Add water and carrots, then cook 'til carrots are beginning to get tender. The carrots will be crunchy unless you cook them a fairly long time.

Add leftover vegetables, macaroni, tomato sauce, Italian spices, and salt and pepper to taste, and simmer until the flavors blend and all ingredients are warm through.