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Slow Cooker Budget Stew

A quick and affordable slow cooker recipe the whole family will love.
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Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 6 hours
Total Time: 6 hours 15 minutes
Servings: 6 -8 servings


  • 1.3 lbs ground meat of choice; beef bison or turkey
  • 1 lb of potatoes of choice cut into large cubes
  • 3-4 large carrots peeled & cut into large cubes
  • ½ cup pearl onions peeled
  • 1 tsp each of salt pepper, garlic & onion powder, and oregano
  • 1 small can of tomato paste
  • 1 cup of water


  • Brown the meat on medium heat until almost cooked through, then add to slow cooker along with the onions, potatoes and carrots . Add tomato paste and seasonings to 1 cup of water, stir until combined and pour on top of ingredients in slow cooker. Close lid and cook on high for 3 hours or slow for 5-6 hours.
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