Main Dish, Slow Cooker

Easy Stew Recipe AKA: Lazy Momma Stew

I believe it’s perfectly possible to be a BUSY momma, but also a lazy one. And guess what? There’s nothing wrong with that! Since we’re so busy, there’s just certain tasks and occasions that we need to be ‘lazy’ on – like when fixing up dinner on a busy weeknight. But don’t worry, you can still feed your family an incredible meal without all the time and stress with this Lazy Momma Stew – a super easy stew recipe for those nights that something’s just got to give.

Lazy Momma Stew / Busy Mom's Helper


  • 2 lbs. Beef, cubed
  • 1 can Carrots
  • 1 can Green beans
  • 2 cups Potatoes, diced
  • 1 medium Onion
  • 2 tsp. Quick-cooking Tapioca pearls
  • 8 oz. Tomato sauce
  • 1 tbsp. Brown sugar
  • 1 cup Water
  • Salt & Pepper to taste


  1. In your slow cooker, first place the beef, then veggies.
  2. Sprinkle the top with tapioca, salt and pepper.
  3. In a bowl, mix together tomato sauce and water, then pour over the other ingredients in the slow cooker.
  4. Top with brown sugar over everything.
  5. Cook on Low for about 8 hours.

There you have it – a super easy stew recipe you can whip up on those busiest of nights (man, those seem to happen a lot, don’t they?).

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