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Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew Recipe

Hearty and delicious, this hamburger stew is simple and satisfying and so much better than anything you can get in a can!
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time8 hrs
Total Time8 hrs 20 mins
Servings: 11
Calories: 178
Author: Martha | Simple Nourished Living


  • 1 pound extra lean ground beef (95% lean)
  • 1 onion, chopped (about 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
  • 4 cups beef broth (I use jarred Better Than Bouillon mixed with water)


  • Ideal slow cooker size: 5- to 6-Quart.
  • Put the ground beef and onions in a large non-stick 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 and beef broth.
  • 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.

Recipe Notes

Seasoning Ideas & Variations:
  • Give it an Italian flair by adding garlic, basil and oregano or Italian Seasoning.
  • Take it in a Mexican direction with chile powder and cumin or a package of taco seasoning.
  • Give it an Indian flavor by adding a teaspoon or two of curry powder
  • Bump up the beefy flavor with a tablespoon or two of Worcestershire sauce and a squeeze of anchovy paste.
  • For even more heat, add your favorite hot sauce and/or chopped picked jalapeños when you serve it.
  • Boost the tomato flavor with a can of condensed tomato soup and/or 2 or 3 tablespoons of tomato paste.
  • Boost the oniony flavor with 2 to 3 tablespoons of dry onion soup mix.
  • For even more veggies, substitute V8 juice for half of the beef broth.
  • Substitute sweet potato for the white potato for a more colorful soup.
  • Add or subtract vegetables to suit your tastes and what you have on hand.
3 *SmartPoints (Green plan)
2 *SmartPoints (Blue plan)
1 *SmartPoints (Purple plan)
4 *PointsPlus (Old plan)
Nutrition Facts
Weight Watchers Slow Cooker Hamburger Stew Recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 cup)
Calories 178 Calories from Fat 27
% Daily Value*
Fat 3g5%
Carbohydrates 23g8%
Fiber 5g20%
Protein 15g30%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Main Course
Cuisine: American
Keyword: crock pot hamburger stew, low fat hamburger stew