Hamburger Stew … An Easy Weeknight Dinner

Hi everyone! My name is Angela and I’m excited to be a food contributor here at Uncommon Designs. I blog at Handmade in the Heartland, whereI share recipes , craft and DIY home decor projects, parenting tips, lots of dessert recipes and the occasional fashion post.  I’d love for you to stop by the blog and see me!  Today I bring you an easy weeknight dinner… Hamburger Stew

Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe... Hamburger Stew!  Uncommon Designs

As fall arrives do you find yourself wanting easy but comforting and good meals for dinner? I always do and this hamburger stew is one of our favorites.  Its kid-friendly but also includes some veggies and everyone is happy when I serve it.  I love a hot dinner full of comfort on a chilly fall night and even better if it takes me under 30 minutes to get it on the table!  After running from school to activities and events you’ll be happy to serve this up to your family any evening of the week.

Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe... Hamburger Stew!  Uncommon Designs

Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe... Hamburger Stew!  Uncommon Designs

This recipe make a lot so its great to freeze half of it for a later time, I love recipes that I can freeze and cook for dinner on a particularly busy day.

Easy Weeknight Dinner Recipe... Hamburger Stew!  Uncommon Designs
Hamburger Stew … A Easy Weeknight Dinner

Hamburger Stew … A Easy Weeknight Dinner


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 2 cans crushed tomatoes
  • 4 medium carrots, sliced thinly
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 1/2 cups frozen corn
  • ½ cup uncooked rice
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tsp chili powder


  1. In a large pot cook beef and onions over medium heat until no longer pink, drain. Add the rest of the ingredients and bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 30 minutes
  2. Uncover; simmer 20-30 minutes longer or until thickened.
  3. To Freeze:
  4. Freeze in 5 cup portions for up to 3 months.
  5. To cook after frozen: Thaw in fridge for 24 hours. Transfer to a saucepan; add 1 cup water and cook until hot and bubbly.

I love to be in the kitchen creating fun and delicious things for my family! Check out these other recipes that we love!

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 Easy Weeknight Pasta

Angela Muir

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  1. Maribeth Meyers says

    This sounds great, but according to your recipe it will take over an hour from start to finish. Have you prepared this in a crockpot?


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