This is one of those easy to make meals I love year round. While I have provided a “recipe”, I honestly vary the combinations, sometimes using corn, carrots or whatever vegetable you might enjoy. Very good with a combination of a couple vegetables.
- 1 lb hamburg
- 1 large onion, chopped
- 6-8 potatoes, peeled and cubed
- 28 oz. can Furmano’s Italian Style Diced Tomatoes with Basil, Garlic and Oregano*
- 2 cups frozen green beans
- 1 large bay leaf
- 1 can low sodium beef broth**
- salt and fresh ground pepper to taste
In a large frying pan, brown hamburg and onion. Season meat with salt and pepper. Add the potatoes, tomatoes and green beans. (If using fresh herbs, add them here.) Toss to mix all together. Pour broth over the mixture. Tuck a bay leaf in the center. Cover and simmer until potatoes are tender, about 30 minutes. Remove the bay leaf before serving. A loaf of fresh bread and apple butter go great with this old fashioned comfort meal!
* When I have fresh herbs available I buy the plain diced tomatoes and use the fresh chopped herbs. I have also substituted 2 cups chopped Roma tomatoes for the canned. Much tastier with the fresh ingredients.
** If needed, add a little more water to prevent the hamburger from sticking to the bottom of the pan.