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Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew

Poor Man’s Ground Beef Stew is a great “Crockpot dump”, and you can use any veggies you already have in your fridge
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Course: Slow Cooker
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 7 hours
Total Time: 7 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 5
Calories: 297kcal


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1.5 lbs (about 3) potatoes diced large
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1-2 garlic cloves minced
  • 6 oz can tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp pepper
  • 1 tsp onion powder
  • 1 tsp dried oregano


  • Brown ground beef and drain. Set aside
  • Chop Potatoes, Onion, and Carrots.
  • In a separate bowl, whisk together tomato paste, salt, pepper, garlic, onion powder, and oregano.
  • Add all ingredients to crockpot then fill them with water or broth.. Mix well and cook on low for 7 hours. Remember, it’s like an oven, if you lift the cover your food will take longer to cook.
  • Serve and Enjoy! Tip: We love to eat with fresh bread (great for dipping)! It also tastes wonderful topped with shredded cheddar cheese!


Our recipe makes about 5 servings. The nutritional value below is for 1/5 of the recipe. Nutritional values are approximate.
If you require a special diet, please use your own calculations
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size 5
Servings Per Container 1/5

Amount Per Serving
Calories 297 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 14%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Trans Fat g
Cholesterol 58mg 19%
Sodium 756mg 32%
Total Carbohydrate 30g 10%
Dietary Fiber 6g 24%
Sugars 6g
Protein 23g 46%

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.


Calories: 297kcal
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