This stew is easy, fast, and freezes very well. The following recipe makes enough for two meals, so you can either have one tonight and one later, or package them both up during a OAMC session. It only takes thirty minutes to make, so it's also good for last minute preparation.
Hearty Hamburger and Tomato Stew (OAMC)
1 lb ground hamburger
2 onions, chopped
2 - 3 carrots, chopped on diagonal
Green pepper, chopped
1 c mushrooms, sliced
1 c green beans, cut
2 - 3 stalks of celery, chopped
16 oz can of corn
46 oz of tomato juice or V8, spicy
2 t sugar
1 t celery seed
Salt and pepper to taste
Hot sauce, if desired
Chop up your vegetables while you brown the hamburger. Add the onions and saute lightly. Add the rest of the ingredients through the tomato juice and heat to a boil, stirring. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 to 15 minutes. Add spices and serve or freeze.
To serve after freezing, thaw and heat.