Over medium-high heat, cook ground beef in the bottom of a stew pot/dutch oven. Season with salt, garlic powder, onion powder, and pepper. Cook until brown. Remove any excess grease from the pan.
Add chopped onions, celery, and carrots. Cook with beef for 5 minutes.
To the beef and vegetables, add potatoes, crushed tomatoes, tomato paste, beef broth. Stir.
Add salt, pepper, sugar, garlic powder, onion powder, basil, oregano, thyme, and parsley. Stir and simmer.
Cook over low/low-medium heat for roughly 1 hour or until the vegetables are tender. Season additionally to taste.