Ground Beef Stew

This recipe is very similar to meatball stew, but doesn’t require you to make meatballs. It also has a different texture that I prefer.

You can get amazing hog lard roux at The Mowata Store in Mowata, Louisiana, near Eunice.


  • 1/2 heaping tsp Chicken Better than Bouillon
  • 1/2 heaping tsp Beef Better than Bouillon
  • 1 large yellow onion
  • 1 green bell pepper
  • 1 stalk celery
  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 heaping tbsp hog lard roux
  • Slap Ya Mama seasoning and coarse black pepper, to taste
  • Onion and garlic powder, to taste
  • 1 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 3 cups cooked rice
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 5 small potatoes
  • 1 can peas (optional)


Step 1

In a gumbo pot or ceramic dutch oven, start boiling the water with the roux, 1/2 tsp red pepper flakes and the Better than Bouillon.

Step 2

In another pan, coat the ground beef in a few layers of Slap ya Mama, black pepper, onion powder, garlic powder. Add 1/2 tsp of red pepper flakes. Brown, drain and throw it in the gumbo pot.

Step 3

In the same pan, season and pan fry the carrots (10 mins) in 1/2 tsp olive oil. Throw it in the gumbo pot.

Step 4

Cut the lil potatoes into 4. In the same pan, season and pan fry the potatoes (10 mins) in 1/2 tsp olive oil. Throw it in the gumbo pot.

Step 5

Let the stew boil for a while

Step 6

Drain peas and add to fricassee, let boil 10 minutes

Step 7

Serve on top of rice

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