Slow Cooker Stew

Tender onions, carrots and potatoes slow cooked with chunks of beef. Quick and easy.

    1 ½ pounds beef stew meat
    1 medium onion, chopped
    4 carrots, cut into bite sized pieces
    2 ribs celery, cut into bite sized pieces
    4 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into bite-sized pieces
    1 28-ounce can whole tomatoes, undrained
    1 10½-ounce can beef broth
    1 tablespoon worcestershire sauce
    2 tablespoons dried parsley flakes
    1 bay leaf
    1 teaspoon salt
    ¼ teaspoon pepper
    2 tablespoons quick cooking tapioca

  1. Brown beef cubes in slow cooking pot on range top over medium heat. Transfer cooking pot to heating base using hot pads.
  2. Add remaining ingredients, stirring to blend. Cover and slow cook at Setting # 3 for 8 hours or at Setting # 4 for 4 to 5 hours. Reduce heat to Setting # 2 for serving.

    Makes 6 servings.