I just made a beef stew the other day in my crock pot. I like to do crock pot meals on Monday because I tutor at 6 and it's a bit easier that way. I had a ton of extra potatoes from the farm, I bought two bags of frozen soup veggie mix ( $1.00 each). I got a package of stew meat (it was on sale for $1.89 a lb - I think the total was around $4.00) and a package of McCormick stew seasoning ($1.99). Sear the meat, throw it all in the crock pot, put it on high for 6-7 hours.
Serves 6 (more if you put it over noodles:) )
Total cost: 6.99 / $1.16 per person
If you buy potatoes separately, Total cost: $8.99/ $1.50 per person