Crock Pot · Dinner · Soups/stew

Lazy Day Stew

Cold winter days just need hearty soups and stews, both to warm the body and comfort the soul!

One day last week I decided to make an old favorite stew recipe of mine – Amish Stew, and I went to my blog to pull up the directions, and I couldn’t believe it when I discovered I haven’t shared this gem of a recipe with you!  Let’s fix that today!

I could give this dish a couple other names that would be more appropriate than Amish Stew.   It could easily be called, Lazy Day Stew or Poor Man’s Stew.  Both would be appropriate!  Let me share the recipe and you’ll see why!


Amish Stew – Lazy Day Stew – Poor Man’s Stew

1 1/2 pounds Ground Beef (or Turkey)
1 onion, chopped
3 cups diced potatoes
1 cup celery, diced
1 cup carrots, sliced
1 can corn, drained
2 1/2 Cups Tomato Juice – (I do find I need to add more juice than this.  I just buy a large can of tomato juice and I ended up using about 3/4  of it.  I like it with lots of liquid.)
1 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp pepper
2 Cups Milk
1/4  Cup flour

In a large pot, brown meat and onion together until cooked through.  Drain any fat.  Add all other ingredients into the pot, except milk and flour.  Cook until vegetables are tender.  Whisk flour and milk until blended.  Add to stew and cook until thickened and hot.


Could a recipe be any more simple?  This could also be dumped into the crock pot after you get the meat browned.  During the last 30 minutes of cooking, add the milk mixture.

The creaminess from the milk makes it so good!  I serve this with corn bread on the side.  Oh, and the next day’s leftovers are even better!!

If you’re low on time or funds, or just hungry for a delicious stew, you’ll be glad you made this easy recipe!

Refresh your winter days with this yummy stew!

denise a



7 thoughts on “Lazy Day Stew

    1. It’s funny that I’d forgotten it, too! Then One day it came to my memory and I realized it had been a long time since I’d made it! I’m glad I remembered it! It’s so good!


  1. This sounds perfect for a cozy winter night! What temp and time would you suggest in the crockpot? Thank you for sharing this 🙂


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