Slow Cooker Beef Stew (Poverty Stew)

Hey guys! This is something I make on a regular basis, it works with just about any meat and veggies – I also call it ‘poverty’ stew because it’s what I make when I’m trying to make the food stretch a bit further.

poverty stew

This makes enough for two people, and can be done with even the cheapest cuts of meat.

 You will need:

  • 2lbs raw beef roast – leave the fat on, if any
  • 1 large onion, quartered
  • 1 garlic head, peeled
  • 3 large carrots, roughly chopped into chunks
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 small can tomato paste
  • 1/4 cup tapioca flour (optional, for thickening)
  • 2 cups red wine (optional but recommended. Sub for home made beef stock if not using)

It’s basically a one pot meal – dump everything in the crock pot, leave on high for 8hrs, ta-dah, yummy stew! I like to pull apart the beef when it has about an hour left; it’s generally pretty soft and will pull apart with a fork.

Stir it every couple hours, if you can, to scrape off the sides.

This is even better the second day, and makes a great lunch on a cold day.

– Dannielle

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