Tapioca is used to thicken this comfort food dish. If you don’t have any on hand, substitute an equal amount of flour.
2 lbs. stew beef cubes
2 potatoes, peeled and quartered
3 stalks of celery, diced
4 carrots, peeled and thickly sliced
2 onions, quartered
2 c. cocktail vegetable juice
1/3 c. quick-cooking tapioca, uncooked
1 T. sugar
1 T. salt
1/2 t. dried basil
1/4 t. pepper
- Arrange beef and vegetables in a 5-quart slow cooker.
- Combine remaining ingredients; pour into slow cooker.
- Cover and cook on high setting one hour; reduce heat to low setting and cook 7 hours.