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Prep 20 mins
Cook 5 hrs
I have eaten this dish many times, but have not made it. It is delicious. I have been thinking of doing it in the crockpot and see if it is as good, but have not yet.
- Using a large Dutch oven, put in the beef first--this is the first layer.
- The 2nd layer is carrots.
- The 3rd layer is celery.
- The 4th layer is onions.
- Then combine all of the dry ingredients.
- Combine dry ingredients with tomato juice.
- Pour this mixture over the meat and veggies.
- Cover with lid or foil.
- Bake 5 hours at 200 degrees.
- The secret is the slow baking and not peeking.
- DON'T PEEK!
This recipe has been passed down to me by my husband's grandmother. I tried and true recipe. You won't be dissapointed in this recipe. Great for the slow coker.
Our family loves stew in the winter time. I was never satisfied with any that I tried until this one. It is delicious and "no fail." Add a loaf of French bread, and salad; who could ask for more! I never seem to have tapioca on hand, but it is great without it.
I also have made this for years. Though my recipe calls for 1 1/2 cups tomato juice and 1/2 cup of red wine...very rich and tasty