Slow Cooker Hobo Stew


I’ve been looking for new slow cooker recipes to try and found a recipe for Hobo Stew on Pinterest.   The original recipe called had a more tangy sauce (made with ketchup and vinegar) and I wanted something more hearty, so I made some substitutions.  The original recipe can be found here–> Hobo Stew

We served this with biscuits.  It was a hit with the whole family and one that will definitely be a “keeper” in your menu rotation!

Slow Cooker Hobo Stew

Here’s my recipe including the changes that I made:

Slow Cooker Hobo Stew
Recipe type: Slow Cooker
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Serves: 4

This is a nice twist on your traditional beef stew and perfect for fall and winter!
  • 1 bag frozen meatballs (you could make them from scratch, but I’m all about convenience)
  • 3 carrots, diced
  • 3 medium potatoes, peeled and diced (I use the Yukon potatoes)
  • 1 can Golden Mushrooom soup
  • 1 can beef broth
  • 1 bag frozen peas

  1. Place diced carrots and potatoes in the bottom of the slow cooker.
  2. Place frozen meatballs on top.
  3. Pour Golden Mushroom soup and beef broth over the top.
  4. Cook on low for 6-8 hours.
  5. Add frozen peas 30 minutes before you are ready to serve.
  6. NOTE: This will be relatively thick if you use one can of beef broth. If you want a more “soupy” consistency, use two cans of beef broth.


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  1. Thx 4 sharing, will be trying this!

  2. What a great dinner idea that’s easy to make. I love the idea of using frozen meatballs, it can’t get any easier than that!

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