Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew

Who doesn’t love an easy slow cooker recipe? Especially a recipe one that is budget-friendly and minimal ingredients. 😊 Poor Man’s Ground Beef Stew is a great “Crockpot dump”, and you can use any veggies you already have in your fridge. We put this recipe together based on our favorite ingredient mix including potatoes and carrots.

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