Poor Man's Stew

READY IN: 30mins
Recipe by Kitania

A delicious and cheap recipe that I came up with when I needed to use the last potatoes and carrots before they went bad. It's one of my favorites to make.

Top Review by 4thelove-of-f00d

So good! I was in search of some good recipes that are cheap and easy to make and I am so happy I stumbled across this one! I did add a little spice to the recipe, though. I felt like it was a little bland at first but other than that it was great and I am going to make this one more often! Yummy and affordable!

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 2 medium potatoes, peeled and cut small
  • 2 medium carrots, peeled and cut small (or 1 cup baby carrots, more or less depending on preferance, cut in half)
  • 1 (10 ounce) can cream of celery soup
  • 1 (15 ounce) can kernel corn, drained reserving juice


  1. Boil water in a large pot.
  2. Add carrots and potatoes and boil 10-15 minutes until tender.
  3. Drain and set aside.
  4. Meanwhile, brown meat in a large skillet.
  5. Drain well.
  6. Add 3/4 or full can of corn (depending on preferance) to meat.
  7. In a small pot combine soup and corn juice (use less for thicker stew).
  8. Heat over med-low until warm.
  9. Add potato and carrots to meat.
  10. Pour soup over top and stir gently.
  11. Heat if neccesary.

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