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.
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mel @mydaysni says
This looks lovely. I agree, it’s great to have something easy the whole family can enjoy. I don’t use my slow cooker enough, but I really should looking at this. #TastyTuesdays
I am such a lazy cook, I think I use mine just about every other day. 😉 I could everything in it. So easy to use, and clean up afterwards. You should try it. You won’t regret it.
Jenny – I have just posted a very similar beef casserole recipe on #TastyTuesdays! I have also included details of my efforts at baking a crusty loaf too (to dip in the casserole gravy) which you must try – it was the perfect recipe for someone like us who admit to being a bit lazy in the kitchen – I swear you will spend no more than about 5 minutes putting this loaf together! Its genius (and totally nicked off Mel from Le Coin de Mel, I admit…) I have a crockpot too but I rarely even get it out – I just do my slow cooking in a casserole dish on the hob which seems to work just as well (but may be a bit more dangerous if you leave the house i guess!). X
Kindred spirits or just have the same great taste in food. That’s fantastic! I did Mel’s bread last week. It was yummy.
Well I can definitely recommend it as an accompaniment for the stew! It is yummy isn’t it?!
Julie's Family Kitchen says
This looks delicious. I would never have thought of using vegetable juice but it sounds like a great idea. #TastyTuesdays
It’s so much healthier this way. I actually got the idea out of an old diet book, it had cabbage and other stuff I didn’t like but I thought it worked well with potatoes and beef instead. I love it.
I love vegetable stews- perfectly warming for those chilly evenings! Definitely craving a bowlful of this right now! 🙂
It is so easy, fast, and yummy. My entire family love it so even on the summer months I like a good bowl of it. Glad you like.
We love stew at home. It is a nice, warming dinner. x Mel #TastyTuesdays
Honest Mum says
Wow my fave recipe of yours to date-this looks scrumptious-thanks for linking up to #tastytuesdasy
Thank you Vicki that means a lot from the recipe queen!!! 🙂 It’s one of our favorites.