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Hamburger flavors in a stew! Not just any stew, a whole 30 compliant and paleo stew that cooks in your slow cooker or Instant Pot. 

Slow Cooker/Instant Pot Hamburger Stew (Paleo,Whole30)

  • Author: Fit SlowCooker Queen
  • Prep Time: 10 mins
  • Cook Time: 3 hours
  • Total Time: 3 hours 10 mins
  • Yield: 6 servings 1x


  • 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
  • 2 tsp oil (for IP)


Slow Cooker

Optional step: Brown ground beef in a large skillet. Drain grease.

  1. Add ground meat to the slow cooker along with all other ingredients. Stir to mix well.
  2. Cook HIGH 3-4 hour or LOW 6-8 or until potatoes are soft.

Instant Pot

  1. Turn on the IP and select Sauté. Once hot add oil to the pot.
  2. Add ground meat, bell pepper, onion, celery,and  garlic and cook until meat is browned, 3-5 minutes. Crumble the meat as it cooks. Drain fat and remove from Instant Pot if needed.
  3. Stir in all remaining ingredients.
  4. Close lid and seal valve. Set high pressure and cook for 20 minutes. Quick release pressure.