Slow Cooker Poor Man's Stew
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Slow Cooker Poor Man's Stew

Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time7 hrs
Total Time7 hrs 15 mins
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Servings: 5
Calories: 297kcal
Author: Sarah Olson


  • 1 lb. ground beef browned and drained
  • 1.5 lbs potatoes diced large
  • 3 carrots sliced
  • 1 onion diced
  • 1 garlic clove minced (I had this on hand already)
  • 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ΒΌ tsp. pepper
  • 1 tsp. onion powder
  • 1 tsp. dried oregano

Slow Cooke Size:

  • 5 quart or larger


  • Add the cooked ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker.
  • In a small bowl whisk together the tomato paste, water, salt, pepper, onion powder and oregano. Pour this mixture over everything in the slow cooker. Stir.
  • Cover and cook on LOW for 7 hours, without opening the lid during the cooking time.
  • Serve with buttered sandwich bread. Enjoy!


This 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


Calories: 297kcal | Carbohydrates: 30g | Protein: 23g | Fat: 9g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 756mg | Potassium: 1369mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 6650IU | Vitamin C: 27.1mg | Calcium: 104mg | Iron: 8mg