If you are looking for comfort in a bowl, this simple and delicious stew is the stew for you. I grew up on this stew and my family loves it!

This was the perfect Christmas Day dinner – no fuss but delicious as all get out.

We have our big festive dinner on Christmas Eve so I wanted something for Christmas Day that was still fulfilling but not a lot of work. This was it! My mom’s stew. She’s been making it for years, ever since I can remember.

I’ve made it several times for my family and I think I’ve decided after today it will be our annual Christmas Day dinner…unless we somehow move to Texas or Arizona and it is 90 degrees on Christmas Day. Then we’ll just grill hamburgers.

My Mom's Homestyle Stew

Yield: 4-6 servings
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours
Total Time: 8 hours 15 minutes
My Mom's Homestyle Stew


  • 1 can minestrone soup
  • 1 can tomato soup
  • 1 can water
  • 1 to 1 1/2 pounds stew meat
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3-4 carrots, thickly sliced
  • 3-4 potatoes, cut into chunks
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Combine all in a crockpot.
  2. Cook on low for 8-10 hours or high 4-5 hours.

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