Mom's Hobo Stew


Mom's Hobo Stew


  • 1  steak (about 1 1/2 lbs.) cut into bite sizes
  • 1  onion (medium size)
  • 1  pkg. carrots
  • 1  green pepper
  • 4  potatoes (large sized, peel)
  • 2  pkgs. onion soup mix
  • 2  cloves garlic (chopped)
  • 1  head broccoli and/or cauliflower
  • 2-3  Tbsp  flour or corn starch
  • 1  tsp  pepper
  • water


You will need 1 large kettle with a tight cover (dutch oven size) and very thick bottom. Cut up steak, onion, carrots, green pepper, potatoes, and broccoli and/or cauliflower. Heat kettle over fire pit with about 1/4 cup canola oil in the bottom. Add steak, garlic, and onion, to kettle and brown well. Add the rest of the ingredients, EXCEPT flour, and stir well to mix. Add water to cover all ingredients. Put cover on tight and boil until you can smell the veggies, (usually about 15 minutes). Carefully open cover and test carrots for tenderness. In a cup, mix the flour/cornstarch with enough water to form a very thick mixture. Add this to the kettle and stir to form the gravy. Serve with toast. (Be careful, stew will be HOT for a very long time).

Patricia Bagley, Almond WI

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