Slow Cooker Poor Mans Paleo Stew
Yield: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 8 hours in slow cooker
This stew has a powerful flavor base as the meat and liquid fuse together…and as the sweet potatoes soften and release a touch of caramelized sweetness into the stew base. Enjoy!

Ingredients for Single Meal

  • 1 - lb(s) ground beef
  • 4 - small sweet potatoes
  • 4 - whole carrots
  • 1 - small white onion(s)
  • 4 - cup(s) beef broth
  • 1 - 6 oz. can(s) tomato paste
  • 1 - tsp paprika
  • 1 - tsp dried thyme
  • - Salt and pepper
  • Side: - salad**
  • 1 - gallon-size freezer baggie(s)
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Cooking Directions for Single Meal

  1. Open can of tomato paste.
  2. Peel and dice the sweet potatoes. Peel and dice the carrots.
  3. Chop the onion.
  4. In a large saucepan, brown the ground beef. Drain, if needed, and add to the slow cooker insert.
  5. Stir in the diced onion, sweet potatoes and carrots. Stir in the beef broth and tomato paste. Whisk in the paprika and dried thyme. Set on low and cook for 8 hours. Season with salt and pepper, as needed.
  6. Prepare the salad.
  7. Serve Slow Cooker Poor Mans Paleo Stew with salad.

Freezeasy Meal Prep Directions

  1. Brown 2 lbs. ground beef. Drain and set aside to cool.
  2. Peel and dice 8 sweet potatoes. Peel and dice 8 carrots.
  3. Chop 2 white onions.
  4. Open 2 cans of tomato paste.

To each gallon-size plastic freezer baggie, add the following ingredients:

  • Half of the browned ground beef
  • Half of the diced sweet potatoes
  • Half of the diced carrots
  • Half of the chopped onion
  • 4 cups beef broth
  • 1 - 6 oz. can tomato paste
  • 1 tsp paprika
  • 1 tsp dried thyme
  • Salt and pepper

Remove as much air as possible and seal. Add label to baggie and freeze.

Freeze & Thaw Instructions

Put baggie in the freezer and freeze up to 6 months in fridge freezer or 12 months in a deep freezer. Thaw in the fridge overnight, or a bowl of warm water for about 20 minutes, before transferring to slow cooker and cooking as directed.

Dairy-Free Modifications

Recipe is dairy-free when served with dairy-free sides.

Gluten-Free Modifications

Recipe is gluten-free when served with gluten-free sides.

Printable Label Recipe Title

Slow Cooker Poor Mans Paleo Stew

Printable Label Instructions

Thaw and add contents of bag to slow cooker insert. Set on low and cook for 8 hours.
Serve with salad.