Total Time
10hrs 30mins
Prep 30 mins
Cook 10 hrs

This is one of my family's favorites. It is so nice on a cold winters day.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Place flour and chili powder if using in a plastic bag.
  2. Add meat cubes a few at a time shaking to coat.
  3. Heat oil in large saucepan or skillet.
  4. Brown the meat in the hot oil.
  5. In the bottom of a crock pot layer onion, potatoes, carrots and celery.
  6. Sprinkle with the bouillon granules, garlic, basil and thyme.
  7. Top with the browned meat.
  8. Pour the vegetable juice cocktail over the meat.
  9. (When I use chili powder in the flour on the meat I use V-8 Picante).
  10. Cover; cook on low for 10-12 hours or until meat and veggies are tender.
  11. NOTE: This can be prepared on top of the stove also.
  12. Brown the meat as above, only leave the meat in the pan and top with 3 1/2 cups vegetable juice cocktail, onion, bouillon granules, garlic, basil, and thyme.
  13. Bring to boiling, reduce heat and cover.
  14. Simmer 1-1 1/4 hours or until meat is nearly tender.
  15. Add potatoes, carrots and celery.
  16. Cover; simmer 30 minutes more.


Most Helpful

This was a very good stew. I omitted the chili powder. I wasn't sure how it would taste with the other spices. It was very tasty. Thanks for posting.

Fluffy February 26, 2004

Good stew! I used 2 lb of stew meat, 1 personal spicy v8, 1 can tomato soup, and the rest water. I might a few more spices next time like bay leaves. Thanks for the recipe, Kellie!

SweetsLady November 21, 2007

This was a tasty stew, however next time I think I will use tomato soup instead of vegetable juice.

Cinnamon1025 November 21, 2005

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