Hamburger flavors in a stew! Not just any stew, a healthy whole 30 compliant and paleo stew that cooks in your slow cooker in just a couple of hours.
Updated: After a few minor tweaks, this recipes was chosen to be included in my first cookbook, The Easy & Healthy Slow Cooker Cookbook. The recipe here has been updated to match the recipe in the cookbook.
I love when a recipe comes together on the first try. I intended to make my Slow Cooker Hamburger Casserole but it’s been raining nonstop for a couple of days now (I’m not complaining, we need the rain) so I switched it up. Something about rain makes me want stew.
Another easy recipe. So easy. Chop the veggies, throw them in the slow cooker with the ground beef and seasonings. That’s it. You can use your preferred ground meat whether it be beef, pork, chicken or turkey but personally I think ground beef works best. Browning the meat is optional. If you don’t brown it, try to use a lean ground meat. I usually take the time to brown mine.Print
Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew
- Prep Time: 10 mins
- Cook Time: 3 hours
- Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
- Yield: 6 servings
- 2 lbs lean ground beef
- 1 lb sweet potatoes or red potatoes (I used white sweet potatoes), chopped
- 43 ounces (28 ounces plus 15 ounces) diced tomatoes in juices
- 1 bell pepper, chopped
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 garlic cloves, minced
- 2 celery stalks, chopped
- 1 1/2 tsp dry mustard
- 1 tsp salt
- 1 tsp garlic powder
- 1/2 tsp pepper
Optional step: Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain grease.
- Add ground meat to the slow cooker along with all other ingredients.
- Stir to mix well.
- Cook HIGH 3-4 hour or LOW 6-8 or until potatoes are soft.
If you’re looking for more of a soup rather than stew, all you need to do is add in 2 cups of low-sodium beef broth. Kind of looks like chili huh? If you want to call this hamburger chili so be it:-)
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