Easy Weekday Hamburger
Stew1 1/2 pounds ground beef
1 onion chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
1 large envelope hearty beef and vegetable soup mix (I use the "Homemade Gourmet" brand)
5 cups water
2 cups instant white rice
1 4.5 jar mushrooms, sliced and undrained
1 14.5 ounce can greenbeans, undrained
In a skillet saute ground beef, onion and celery until meat is brown and vegetables are tender. Drain completely to remove all grease.While browning meat, pour soup mix and water into a large saucepan.
Bring mixture to a boil; reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes. Add rice, cover, let sit for 5 minutes or until rice is tender.Add meat mixture, mushroons, green beans and their liquid to saucepan. Heat an additional 5 minutes or until thoroughly heated.