Three Sisters Stew

Three Sisters Stew
Makes: 6 Servings

This hearty stew is great for dinner and even better the next day. It uses different ingredients like sweet potatoes and quick cooking oats.


1/2 pound ground beef
1 cup onions (diced)
3 cups water
3 cups red potatoes (cubed, or 1 1/2 cans, about 24 ounces, low-sodium sliced potatoes, drained)
2 tomatoes (diced, or 1 can, about 15 ounces, low-sodium tomatoes, drained)
1 can low-sodium tomato sauce
1/2 cup frozen corn kernels (or 1/4 can, about 4 ounces, low-sodium whole kernel corn, drained)
1/2 cup yellow squash (diced, or 1/4 can, about 4 ounces, low-sodium sweet potatoes, drained and diced)
1/2 cup green squash (diced, or 1/4 can, about 4 ounces, low-sodium carrots, drained)
1/2 can low-sodium kidney beans (drained)
1/2 can low-sodium vegetarian beans
1/4 cup quick cooking oats
2 cloves garlic (finely chopped)
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper


1. In a small skillet, brown ground beef and onions over medium to high heat for 8 to 10 minutes. Drain fat. 2. In a large pot, combine cooked ground beef, water, and red potatoes. 3. Bring the pot to a boil and cook for 15 minutes. 4. Add all the other ingredients to the pot and bring to a boil. Lower heat and simmer for about 25 minutes.




Tip for cooking ground beef: The recommended safe minimum internal temperature for ground beef is 160 degrees F, as measured with a food thermometer.

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