Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew

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Confession: I have been eating out and overindulging far too often lately. I’ve fallen into bad habits and I am more than ready for a reset. I feel like there is no better way to jump back on the bandwagon than with a nice, hearty, filling soup. It’s the perfect way to ease back into healthy eating after weeks of overindulging.

While there is no shame in eating canned soup, this Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew is worth the extra effort. And actually, since most of the work is done in the slow cooker, it is hardly any effort at all! This simple and satisfying stew just simmers away all day while you are off worrying about other things, then in the evening you are greeted with a simple, hearty, and filling meal that the whole family will enjoy. Oh, and the leftovers freeze really well too, so you can make a large batch and save some for later.

One of my favorite things about cooking at home is that you have the freedom to customize meals just the way you like them. For example, I like to use my favorite seasoning—Montreal Steak Seasoning—when I cook this Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew. But if you like things spicier, you can totally toss in whatever additional herbs and spices meet your fancy. In fact, you can really change the whole experience of this soup by altering which spices you add in. Craving Mexican? Throw in some taco seasoning and cumin. Italian? Add garlic and oregano. Consider this recipe a springboard for your own creativity, or just enjoy it as written. Either way you will enjoy this easy and healthy meal.

The Recipe
Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew

Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew

COOK TIME: 8 Hours
TOTAL TIME: 8 Hours, 15 Min
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  • 1 lb 95% lean ground beef
  • 1 U onion, chopped (1-1/2 cups)
  • 1 U Salt and pepper (or other seasoning to taste, I used 1-1/2 teaspoons Montreal Steak Seasoning)
  • 3 U medium potatoes, peeled and chopped into tiny cubes (2 cups)
  • 16 oz. frozen mixed vegetables
  • 1.5 cups frozen corn kernels
  • 14.5 oz. canned diced tomatoes
  • 8 oz. canned tomato sauce
  • 2 cups beef broth (I use jarred Better than Bouillon mixed with water)
  • 2 cups water

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Add the beef and onions in a large nonstick skillet. Season with salt and pepper (or seasoning) and cook for 5-7 minutes until beef is cooked through and onions are tender. Drain off any excess fat.


Add the ground beef to the slow cooker along with the potatoes, mixed vegetables, corn, diced tomatoes, tomato sauce, broth, and water.


Cover and cook on low for 6-8 hours until potatoes are tender. Season with salt and pepper as needed.

Nutritional Facts
Serving Size: 1 cup
Amount Per Serving
Calories 163
Calories from Fat 2
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 3g
Saturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Cholesterol 26mg
Sodium 269mg
Total Carbohydrate 23g
Dietary Fiber 4g
Sugars 3g
Protein 13g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

The Nutritional Values provided are estimates only and may vary based on the preparation method.

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About the author Meet Martha Mckinnon
Martha is a lifetime WW committed to balancing her love of food and desire to stay slim while savoring life. Her blog,, is a popular resource for easy healthy recipes, success stories and weight loss tips to help you eat great and lose weight. A huge fan of the slow cooker and confessed cookbook addict, when she's not experimenting in the kitchen, you'll find her helping beginners over the age of 50 discover the powerful benefits of yoga.  Learn More
Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew
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May 8, 2017 - 10:03
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Delicious! Make sure to cut potatoes small. I had pretty big chunks and it took about 12 hours for them to cook. I also added some Worcestershire to the broth too. Everyone loved this, even the kids!!
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June 12, 2019 - 10:04
I made this yesterday. It was good, but sort of bland. I added a lot of salt and pepper and my hubby added hot sauce. I agree that you should make your potatoes small! I will make it again but add more spices and seasoning. It was good with Saltine crackers and red wine by the way ;)
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