One Pot Hobo Stew

We have many Sunday evenings where we need a quick and easy meal. This is often when I create most my family recipes. One Sunday we were busy, I was sick, and just wanted to have a warm easy soup. I had plans to make Beef Stroganoff but did not feel up to it. So I combined a beef stew with a hobo stew and created something we all devoured. I was able to rest and not feel rushed as I made this wonderful dinner.

One Pot Beef Stew


  • 2 lbs stew meat
  • 3T butter (Substitute EVOO depending on your needs)
  • Salt and Pepper to taste (we use 2 tsp of Pepper and 1 tsp of salt, but we like it peppery)
  • 1T flour
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 pint jar corn, drained (or use fresh corn cut from the cob)
  • 4 cups water
  • 3 cups elbow noodles


  1. Melt butter in pan (big enough pan for all ingredients), add meat, salt, and pepper, then cook till brown on all sides.
  2. Sprinkle flour in and stir with butter and meat.
  3. Add in chopped onion (we like the onion more rough chopped than diced) and let cook a few minutes, stirring to help meld flavors. Add water and bring back up to a boil.
  4. Turn down and simmer covered for 20-40 minutes (this time will be dependent on how soft you want your onions. We like them crunchy so we usually give 20 minutes.)
  5. Add noodles then cook till noodles are tender.
  6. Serve with salad and glass of milk for a full balanced meal.

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