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16th-Street Stew

Now that I've retired, I'm taking great delight in trying to emulate my wife, who is a great cook! This was my mother's recipe—she always called it "16th-Street Stew", but I never knew why.—Joseph Wouk, Williamsville, New York
  • Total Time
    Prep: 10 min. Cook: 1 hour
  • Makes
    4-6 servings


  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef
  • 1 medium onion, chopped
  • 4 bacon strips, diced
  • 1 green pepper, chopped
  • 3 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons prepared mustard
  • 3 beef bouillon cubes
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 cups boiling water
  • 6 tablespoons vinegar


  • In a skillet, brown ground beef with onion, bacon and green pepper; drain. Add potatoes, mustard, bouillon and pepper. Stir in water and vinegar. Simmer over medium-low heat for 45 minutes or until the potatoes are tender.

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