Marine News from the Great Lakes

Galley Girl Cooks ~ Shipwreck Stew

Published: Wednesday, November 3, 2010 7:00 am
By: Sue

Yes, crew; we can officially begin the mourning. We are fast approaching the bleak season of non-boating. Shiver my timbers; what's a galley gal to do? There's only one thing that can cure these kinds of blues - comfort food! They have to be warm, layered with flavors and Galley Friendly! Throw in family tradition packed with years of boating stories and we have the makings for a super supper onboard.

This recipe was handed down to me by my amazing mom in-law (Sydna). Aside from being the most incredible women I've ever known, she is also responsible for instilling a love of boating with my husband and the joy of entertaining on our boat. I can't even count the fantastic days and nights we've all shared onboard; and they have all been blessed by the gifts and talents taught by a woman who loves boating! Here's for you mom.... Your Shipwreck Stew!

Shipwreck Stew


1 lb. Ground Hamburger
1 cup Onions, diced
½ cup Celery, sliced
2 cups Sweet Potatoes, cubed
15 oz. can Kidney Beans, drained, rinsed
15 oz. can Tomato Sauce
½ cup Brown Rice, uncooked
1 cup Beef Stock
2 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 ½ tsp. Chili Powder
½ tsp. Salt
½ tsp. Pepper
½ lb. Fresh Green Beans, washed, ends cut off, and bean cutin half.


Pre-Heat oven 350° Brown ground beef, drain off fat, reserving 2 tbsp drippings to sauté celery and onions until soft. In bowl mix together meat, onions, celery. Next add Worcestershire Sauce, Chili Powder, Salt, Pepper into meat mixture. Toss to blend seasonings evenly. Mix in remaining ingredients; potatoes, kidney beans, tomato sauce, rice, stock. Gently mix to blend. Spoon into baking dish. Cover tightly. Bake 1 hour. Remove from oven, uncover, and place fresh green beans over top. Recover and bake ½ hour longer.

Remove from oven serve! Add in crusty bread, green salad ~ Meal fit for any Captain!

Alternative cooking method: This is a Crock Pot Friendly recipe!

Be sure to check out our next issue's recipe created by Captain Joe for "Tiara Turnovers!" 

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