For a chilly day, this stewed hamburger in a slow cooker is the ideal comfort food. This substantial stew is made with extra lean ground beef, onions, potatoes, mixed veggies, corn, tomatoes, and a rich tomato sauce. Just place all the ingredients in your slow cooker, and let it take care of the rest. You’ll have a delectable, toasty lunch that the whole family will love in only a few hours. This stew will also make you grin thanks to its warm and welcoming flavors. Try it out for yourself to judge.
Recipe type: Slow Cooker
- 1 pound extra lean ground beef (95% lean)
- 1 onion chopped (1-1/2 cups)
- Salt and pepper or other seasoning to taste (I used 1-1/2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning)
- 3 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into tiny cubes (2 cups)
- 1 package (16 ounces) frozen mixed vegetables
- 1-1/2 cups frozen corn kernels
- 1 can (14 to 15 ounces) diced tomatoes
- 1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
- 2 cups beef broth (I use jarred Better than Bouillon mixed with water)
- 2 cups water
- Ideal Slow Cooker Size: 5 to 6-quart.
- Put the ground beef and onions in a large nonstick skillet set over medium heat. Season with salt, pepper and additional seasoning if you like. Cook, stirring and breaking up the beef into small crumbles, until the ground beef is no longer pink and the onions have softened, 5 to 7 minutes.
- Drain off any excess fat. (There shouldn’t be much if you used extra lean ground beef.) Scrape the ground beef mixture into the crock pot. Add the potatoes, mixed vegetables, corn, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, beef broth and water. Cover and cook on LOW 6 to 8 hours or until the vegetables are all tender. The potatoes will take the longest to soften, so be sure to chop them really small if time is an issue for you.
- Taste and add additional salt and pepper, if desired.
Nutritional Estimates Per Serving (1 cup):
3 g fat,
23 g carbs,
5 g fiber,
15 g protein