Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew


1 ½ pounds potatoes, I use Russets

3 carrots, peeled and sliced

1 onion, chopped

1 pound ground beef, cooked and defatted

2 cups of water

1 to 6 ounces of tomato paste

1 minced garlic clove

Salt and pepper to taste

1 teaspoon dried oregano

1 teaspoon onion powder


In Dutch oven or skillet, cook ground beef until cooked through, drain off fat

In the slow cooker, add ground beef, potatoes, carrot, onion and garlic

In a small bowl, combine the dried spices

Whisk together the tomato paste and water, then mix with the dried spices

Then pour this mixture over the meat and vegetables in the slow cooker

Put the lid on the slow cooker

Cook over low heat for 7 hours

Serve the stew with buttered bread


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