I got this from my friend Jeri Heal.  I have made it for years, I forget how good it is. It is kind of like beef stew, but faster. Great a cold winter night. It makes a big batch.


Vegetable Beef Chowder


Vegetable Beef Chowder

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 1 hour

Total Time: 1 hour, 20 minutes

Serving Size: 8-10


  • 2 pounds hamburger
  • 1/2 onion, chopped
  • 1 cup celery
  • 1 cup carrots
  • 3 cups potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 1/2 cup barley
  • 1 large can diced tomatoes
  • 4 1/2 cups water
  • 2 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1(46 oz.) can tomato juice


  1. Brown hamburger with onion. Season with salt and pepper. Drain off grease. In a large pot add remaining ingredients and season to taste. Simmer until vegetables are tender 30 minutes to 1 hour.


I found the barley by the rice.






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