Total Time
5hrs 20mins
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.

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Using a large Dutch oven, put in the beef first--this is the first layer.
  2. The 2nd layer is carrots.
  3. The 3rd layer is celery.
  4. The 4th layer is onions.
  5. Then combine all of the dry ingredients.
  6. Combine dry ingredients with tomato juice.
  7. Pour this mixture over the meat and veggies.
  8. Cover with lid or foil.
  9. Bake 5 hours at 200 degrees.
  10. The secret is the slow baking and not peeking.
  11. DON'T PEEK!


Most Helpful

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.

Audrey M November 16, 2003

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.

texmexgal April 21, 2006

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

CIndytc February 23, 2005

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