It’s no secret I am no great chef, and I love an easy recipe. This is one of my favorites in the crock pot (slow cooker) because it’s fast, easy, and the whole family loves it. I can’t stand making separate meals for each kid and then another one for Mr P and I. Its great to find ones I can alter a little to accommodate the whole family.
Author: Let’s Talk Mommy
Recipe Type: Main Dish
Prep Time: 10 mins Cook Time: 5 hrs Total Time: 5 hrs 10 mins
500g Diced Beef
3 cups of frozen mixed vegetables
4 or 5 large potatoes, cubed
2 liters of V8 vegetable juice
2 beef stock cubes
I leave the peelings on my potatoes, up to you then cube them. Layer your potatoes on the bottom of your crock pot (slow cooker). My crock pot (slow cooker) holds 5.5 liters. Then layer your vegetables on top of your potatoes. Cook your beef in a frying pan, on high for a few seconds to seal the meat, then layer on top of the vegetables. Slowly pour the V8 juice over top, until it’s covers all the ingredients completely and a little extra. My crock pot takes both liters of V8 to fill it. Yours may vary. In a small bowl I add about 1/4 cup of boiling water and smash the beef cubes in it, until dissolved. Then add it to your crock pot and stir gently in.
Cook on HIGH for 5 hours, or LOW for 8 hours if you are going to work.
Serve with crackers or hot dinner rolls!For Missy Moo (9 monts old), I pulse it in the blender for three pulses to break up the beef), for Buba, (2 years old) I cut the beef cubes and use a fork to smash the potatoes as he prefers it like this. Makes it yummy for the whole family to enjoy together.