Do you have those days where you just don’t know what to make, what to do with the package of ground beef you took out of the freezer? Here’s an idea: Poor Man’s Stew. I make this a couple times a year, just because I forget about it. My recipe box is my recipe box and where I go to get my meal ideas too.
I figured maybe if I share it with you all, I’ll remember to make it more often. If you you’re looking for a cheap meal, this is it, it’s all there in the title: Poor Man’s Stew…This #slowcooker meal ideal for the ground beef you don't know what to do with, and #frugal too. Click To Tweet
Poor Man’s Stew
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Start by browning your ground beef, the smaller it is the better. While your ground beef is browning start chopping up carrots and potatoes into bite sized pieces, and dice an onion.
Drain and rinse the grease off the ground beef.
Dumb it all in your slow cooker. Add in a small can of tomato paste, two cups of beef broth, and seasonings.
Mix together, and slow cook on low for 6-8 hours.
I hope you enjoy Poor Man’s Stew as much as we do.
- 1 lb. ground beef, browned and drained
- 1.5 lbs potatoes, diced large
- 3 carrots, sliced
- 1 onion, diced
- 1 garlic clove, minced
- 1 (6-oz.) can tomato paste
- 2 cups water
- 2 beef bouillon cubes
- 1 tsp. salt
- ¼ tsp. pepper
- 1 tsp. onion powder
- 1 tsp. dried oregano
- Add the cooked ground beef, potatoes, carrots, onions, and garlic to a 5-quart or larger slow cooker.
- Pour in tomato paste, water, beef bouillon, add in seasonings, mix together.
- Cover and cook on LOW for 6-8 hours.