Hamburger Stew

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Healthy dinner recipes are a must-have on the list when it comes to preparing family meals. If you like the flavours of a classic beef stew infused with potatoes and veggies, this is the best Hamburger Stew recipe ever. This hamburger style beef stew recipe yields a super delicious taste with a kick of different flavours that come from the veggies and simple seasoning that cook until it’s thick. Quick dinner recipes with healthy ingredients in them is a good way of ensuring that everyone in the family is getting the best on their dinner plate. Another reason why this is a great beef stew recipe is that it is homemade from scratch and is free from unwanted preservatives that are found in the canned ones from a store. A word of caution here, always read the food labels when buying canned foods and try to buy a low sodium and preferably preservative-free beef broth. You can always compare the different brands and labels to make the best choice. You can also make this stew in bulk and freeze it. There is nothing better than homemade meals on the go.

You can modify the flavours to enhance the stew even more in this recipe. Add the ingredients of your choice such as cilantro, basil or turmeric. In the place of beef, you can add lean meat such as ground turkey or chicken breast to make it healthier. For additional nutrition, add more veggies such as diced bell peppers, mushrooms etc. Adding seasonal squashes like butternut or acorn squash will make the stew hearty and thick. You can add greens leafy vegetables like kale, spinach, or even arugula that are rich in B and B 12 vitamins. Healthy dinner recipes that can be customized to suit your palate makes them worthy of your efforts. So don't be shy about adding more healthy ingredients because it is the best way of sneaking in all the vegetable goodness that kids can’t say no. You can use this recipe to make a vegan version as well with just the veggies. As part of "meat-free Mondays", this recipe can also be made with as many different veggies you want. In the place of meat, reach for tofu, tempeh bits or vegan sausages to keep it flavorful. Vegan sausages or mushrooms make a good meat substitute that tastes good. You can also make this recipe protein-rich and wholesome by adding beans or lentils of your choice. Betty Crocker's ‘Bac-o's Bacon Flavor Bits’ is a very popular condiment and a great option for the vegan community. It is soy-based and with no MSG or saturated fats. Because it is preservative-free, it makes a perfect choice as well.

When working with meat, it's of vital importance to practice safety methods of handling it to prevent cross-contamination. Did you know that by handling meat the safe way, you can avoid 80 percent of food-borne illnesses? The most effective way to keep the bacteria out of your kitchen and the surroundings is through proper means of sanitizing your hands before and after handling meat. Always refrigerate or freeze meat for later use under all circumstances to prevent salmonella.

Thank you to Mary Ellen at the Recipes, Food & Cooking recipe blog for sharing this fabulous Hamburger Stew recipe with us. Mary promotes healthy eating through quick dinner recipes on her website along with many other healthy dinner recipes. If you're someone that relies on stew recipes a lot in the winter, this is a great beef stew recipe for your family. Enjoy slurping some with your family for dinner tonight!

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