Sunday, November 16, 2008

Magical Stew!

Everyone needs a little 'magic' once in a while!


Magically Easy Stew

1 ½ pounds beef stew meat, cubed

1 onion, chopped

2 stalks celery, diced

½ green pepper, coarsely chopped

6 carrots, cut into 2-inch pieces

3 large potatoes, peeled & cut into large pieces

1 tsp. salt

¼ tsp. ground pepper

1 tsp. sugar

1 bay leaf or oregano to taste

2 Tbls. parsley

3 Tbls. Minute Tapioca

2 cups tomato juice or V-8

Place beef in large heavy casserole cooker with a tight fitting lid (DON'T BROWN THE MEAT FIRST). Add onions, celery, green pepper, carrots and potatoes. Combine the salt, pepper, sugar, seasoning, parsley and tapioca with the two cups of tomato juice. Pour this mixture over the vegetables and meat. DO NOT STIR. Cover tightly and cook 3 hours at 325 degrees or 4 hours at 275 degrees.

DO NOT PEAK!

*you can do this in a crockpot, four hours on high and again, do not peak! If your crockpot tends to cook HOT (like mine does, you may want to stop at 3 1/2 hours)


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