After many years of cooking, I recently acquired a crock pot and I’m slowly accumulating recipes. This one was passed on by a reader of my knitting blog and is very tasty. My only changes are addition of a few cloves of garlic (you can’t have too much garlic) and a bit less of the tapioca (I like my beef stews a bit thinner)

2# cubed beef, trimmed of fat, cut into dainty pieces
4 onions, quartered
6 stalks celery, cut in bite-sized pieces
8 carrots
1 small turnip
19 oz. V-8 juice
1/4 c. Minute tapioca – it’s with the Jell-O and puddings at the store, red box
1 T. sugar
2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
1/2 tsp. dried basil
1 bay leaf

Cook 6-8 hours on low.

12/31/06 Hmm?? There should be some potatoes in this. Yep. Seem to have managed to forget the potatoes. Add a couple potatoes cut into bite-sized chunks… Reds or Yukon Golds are nice. 😦

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