8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Zesty Beef and Vegetable Soup Edition

February 17, 2008 Kyron No Comments

As the parent of a special needs child I am frequently out and on the road at doctors appointments, IEP meetings and after school special activities. Rachael Ray may be the queen of the 30 minute meal – I’ve become the queen of the 8 hour meal! The crock pot is my hero! I throw a bunch of ingredients in the crockpot first thing in the morning, set the time I want it to cook (typically 8-10 hours) and off I go to only open it up in time to serve dinner to the hungry hordes. Weekly on Sundays I will share some of our family’s favorites.

BHG crockery cookbook 8 hour meals….(*apologies to Rachael Ray) Zesty Beef and Vegetable Soup EditionZesty Beef and Vegetable Soup

This week’s favorite comes from the Better Homes and Garden Crockery Cookbook

Preparation Time: 15 minutes
Cooking time: 8 hours on low
Yield: 6 servings


  • 1 lb ground beef
  • ½ cup chopped onion
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 2 cups pre-shredded coleslaw mix
  • 1 – 10oz package frozen whole kernel corn
  • 1 – 9oz package frozen cut green beans
  • 4 cups hot-style vegetable juice (if you don’t like it too hot you can use regular)
  • 1 – 14 ½ oz can Italian-style stewed tomatoes
  • 2 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 tsp dried basil, crushed
  • ¼ tsp pepper


  • In a large skillet cook ground beef, onion and garlic until meat is brown and onion is tender. Drain off fat.
  • In a 3 ½, 4 or 5 quart crockery cooker combine meat mixture, coleslaw mix, frozen corn, frozen beans, vegetable juice, UNDRAINED tomatoes, Worcestershire sauce, basil, and pepper.
  • Cover; cook on low-heat setting for 8-10 hours or high heat setting for 4-5 hours.

Great served with cornbread!!

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