Happy March Everyone! I’m excited to announce that I am back in full swing. The past few months have been hard ones as I have been learning to adjust to my new condition. For those new to my blog, a few months ago, I was diagnosed with a rare autoimmune disease known as TCD (Tarlov Cyst Disease). Due to this condition, I have had to make adjustments to my diet. One of my favorite meals to make so far; however, is the Poor Man’s Stew or Traveler’s Stew as my grandma called it. Quick to make and only requiring a few ingredients this recipe has been a lifesaver (medical bills are not cheap). One thing I personally love is the flavor of the soup. There are so many options when it comes to seasonings and the texture of this soup is lovely! Enough of my rambling though, let’s get to the good stuff!
Slow Cooker Poor Man’s Stew
1lb. Ground Beef (browned and drained) *I personally seasoned before browning*
1 1/2lbs. Potatoes (diced large)
3 Carrots (sliced)
1 Onion (diced)
1 Garlic Clove (minced) *Garlic Powder works just as good!*
6 oz. can of Tomato Paste
2 cups. Water
1 tsp. Salt
1/4 tsp. Pepper
1 tsp. Onion Powder
1 tsp. Dried Oregano
*I personally added 1tsp. Paprika & Creole Seasoning*
- Add cook ground beef, potatoes, carrots and onions to a 5-quart and/or larger slow cooker.
2. Take a small bowl and mix tomato paste and seasonings. Pour over mixture over everything already in the slow cooker.
3. Allow to cook for 7hrs without removing lid.
4. Serve with buttered sandwich bread. * I omitted the bread and had saltine crackers instead*
Recipe Credit: https://www.themagicalslowcooker.com/
Original Recipe Link: https://www.themagicalslowcooker.com/poor-mans-stew/