Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew


  • 1 ½ pounds of potatoes, I use Russets
  • 3 carrots, peeled and sliced
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 1 pound ground beef, cooked and fat drained off
  • 2 cups of water
  • 1-6 ounce can of tomato paste
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • 1 tsp dried oregano
  • 1 tsp onion powder


  1. In a Dutch oven or skillet, cook the ground beef until it is done, drain the fat
  2. In the slow cooker add the ground beef, potatoes, carrot, onion, and the garlic
  3. In a small bowl mix together the dried spices
  4. Whisk together the tomato paste and the water, then combine with the dried spices
  5. Then pour this mixture over the meat and vegetables in the slow cooker
  6. Put the cover on the slow cooker
  7. Cook on low for 7 hours
  8. Serve the stew with buttered sandwich bread


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