Hearty and Delicious Shipwreck Stew Recipe

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Hearty and Delicious Shipwreck Stew Recipe
Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
120 mins
Total Time:
140 mins
Recipe by Administrator
Published on September 18, 2023

Shipwreck Stew is a comforting and flavorful dish that combines layers of meat, vegetables, and potatoes, creating a satisfying one-pot meal. This classic American recipe is perfect for chilly evenings and is sure to impress your family and friends. With its rich flavors and tender ingredients, Shipwreck Stew is the ultimate comfort food that will warm both your body and soul.


  • 1 pound ground beef
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 2 stalks celery, sliced
  • 1 green bell pepper, chopped
  • 1 can (14 ounces) diced tomatoes
  • 1 can (14 ounces) red kidney beans, drained and rinsed
  • 1 can (14 ounces) corn, drained
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 4 potatoes, peeled and diced
  • 2 teaspoons Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon dried thyme
  • 1 teaspoon dried oregano
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


  1. In a large pot, cook the ground beef over medium heat until browned. Drain any excess fat.
  2. Add the chopped onion and minced garlic to the pot with the cooked ground beef. Cook for another 2-3 minutes until the onion is translucent.
  3. Next, add the sliced carrots, celery, and chopped green bell pepper to the pot. Cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Pour in the diced tomatoes, red kidney beans, and corn. Stir well to combine.
  5. Add the beef broth and diced potatoes to the pot. Season with Worcestershire sauce, dried thyme, dried oregano, salt, and pepper.
  6. Bring the stew to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and let it simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  7. After 1 hour, uncover the pot and continue simmering for another 30 minutes, allowing the stew to thicken.
  8. Taste and adjust the seasonings if necessary.
  9. Serve the Shipwreck Stew hot and enjoy.

Interesting Facts

  • Shipwreck Stew got its name because it was traditionally cooked using ingredients that are often found in shipwrecks, such as canned goods and preserved meats.
  • This recipe can be easily customized by adding your favorite vegetables or spices to suit your taste.
  • Leftover Shipwreck Stew tastes even better the next day as the flavors continue to develop.