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Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew Recipe

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Poor Man’s Stew is the ultimate budget-friendly comfort food!
Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew Recipe

Say hello to the ultimate budget-friendly comfort food! This simple, yet hearty combination of ground beef, potatoes, carrots, and peas is simmered in a tomato-based sauce that will fill your family’s tummy with goodness, without emptying your wallet. Cozy up to a bowlful of Poor Man’s Stew and freshly cooked rice!

Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew Recipe

What’s in Poor Man’s Stew?

The ingredients you’ll need to make this stew are:

  • Lean ground beef
  • Chopped onion and minced garlic
  • Diced potatoes
  • Diced carrots
  • Frozen peas
  • Tomato paste
  • Worcestershire sauce
  • Water
  • Herbs and spices: garlic powder, onion powder, ground mustard, and dried oregano

Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew Recipe

Can I Make Poor Man’s Stew in the Crockpot?

Poor Man’s Stew is the perfect dish for the slow cooker. All you have to do is brown the ground beef with onions and garlic, place them in the slow cooker along with the rest of the ingredients, let it cook on high for 3 hours and dinner is served!

Can I Freeze Poor Man’s Stew?

It is the perfect make-and-freeze meal! After it is fully cooked, let it cool down completely, and store it in a freezer-safe bag and into the freezer for up to four months.

Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew Recipe

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Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew Recipe

Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew Recipe

Poor Man’s Stew is the ultimate budget-friendly comfort food!
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Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 3 hours
Total Time: 3 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 289kcal
Author: Katherine - Yummfully

Ingredients

  • 1 lb lean ground beef
  • cup onion diced
  • 2 garlic cloves minced
  • 1- 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 2 tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • ½ tsp garlic powder
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp ground mustard
  • 1 ½ tsp dried oregano
  • 2 cups potatoes diced
  • 1 cup carrots diced
  • 1 cup frozen peas
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Freshly chopped parsley for garnish

Instructions

  • Brown the ground beef with the diced onion and minced garlic in a large skillet over medium-high heat.
  • Place the meat mixture along with the rest of the ingredients (except for the fresh parsley) into the pot of the slow cooker.
  • Give everything a good stir and cook on high for 3 hours.
  • Serve over freshly cooked white rice and garnish with freshly chopped parsley

Notes

  • If you can’t find lean ground beef, drain the excess fat rendered when cooking the ground beef.
  • Try to chop your veggies roughly the same size (potatoes and carrots) so they cook evenly.
  • If you wish to cook this recipe overnight, cook it on low for 6 hours.
 
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Nutrition

Calories: 289kcal | Carbohydrates: 17g | Protein: 19g | Fat: 8g
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