Colonial Hot Pot

READY IN: 4hrs 50mins
Recipe by skat5762

Great, slow-cooked meal that warms the soul on a cold winter's eve.

Top Review by Aroostook

s'kat, Loved this recipe! I was in a hurry so initially used a pressure cooker in place of a crockpot to cook the meat then added the veggies and simmered. I usually don't serve squash with beef but this was excellent. The tomato sauce was just right!! Thanks for posting. Barb

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Trim all excess fat from beef.
  2. Shake cubes, divide up and do 1/2 at a time or less, with flour in a plastic bag to coat well.
  3. Combine tomato juice and instant beef broth in a small saucepan; heat just to boiling; remove from heat.
  4. Combine parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in a cup.
  5. Layer vegetables and meat into a slow cooker this way; Half of each of potatoes, onions and beef, sprinkling each layer lightly with seasoning mixture.
  6. Repeat with remaining potatoes, onions, beef and seasonings.
  7. Cut each squash half into 6 slices; pare; arrange on top.
  8. Pour hot tomato juice mixture over; dot with butter, cover.
  9. Cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours, or until meat and vegetables are tender.

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