Fast & Easy Stew

Introduction: Fast & Easy Stew

About: Retired Firefighter 1966 to 1986; Retired Wheat Farmer 1987 to 2003. Drapery Sales 1969 to 1987. 17 year Quintuple Heart Bypass Surgery Survivor; 14 year Melanoma Cancer Survivor. 81 years young.

My wife's health has deteriorated and she no longer cooks, so that makes me "Chef, Cook & Bottle Washer". I spent 20 years on the fire Department and have done plenty of cooking, but I look for fast easy recipes.

This is one I came up with pretty well duplicates what she used to make. It's fast & easy; requires no cooking; all ingredients come in cans; it can be stored in refrigerator and heating up. A serving heated in the microwave takes only 2 minutes, pausing to stir every 40 seconds to keep it from popping in MW.

Let's get started:


The ingredients are pretty basic and healthy:

1 - 18.5 oz can of "Progresso Traditional Beef & Vegetable Soup". My favorite, but you might try other flavors

1 - 14 oz can of "Hunt's Petite Diced Tomatoes"

1 - 14 oz can of "Libby's Cream Style Corn" Cream style doesn't pop n microwave as bad as whole kernel.

1 - 14 oz can of "Bruce's Cut Okra" If this is not available, use a can of cut carrots or potatoes.


Drain the Okra,

Add all ingredients to a medium sized plastic container with lid and stir to mix.

Store in closed container in refrigerator.

Step 3: HEAT 'N EAT

Dip a serving into bowl

Cover & heat in microwave for a total time of about 2 minutes, stirring every 40 seconds.

I enjoy it often with Ritz Vegetable Crackers.

I hope you enjoy it. If you do, please comment below and

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    7 years ago

    Your stew looks exactly like what my childhood best friends grandma made us all the time! Only difference was cabbage instead of oakra. 24 years later and still have had nothing near as good! I would like to say thank you so much bc I couldn't for the life of me remember what all went in it and we moved to Tulsa (over 3 hours away) one summer but the recipe stayed. Needless to say I am very excited for dinner tomorrow night! Anyways thankyou again as u have unknowingly made a total stranger very happy. God blsss