Incorporating ideas from other reviewers, I adapted the skillet version to a slow cooker version when we needed a meal to be ready when we got home. We loved this over hot biscuits. The ultimate comfort food with veggies included! Don't let the spices scare you and don't skimp on them. Their presence makes this a totally delicious meal!

Recipe Summary

prep:
25 mins
cook:
8 hrs 10 mins
total:
8 hrs 35 mins
Servings:
6
Yield:
6 servings
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Ingredients

6
Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Cook and stir ground beef in a skillet over medium heat with onion and garlic until the meat is completely browned, about 10 minutes. Drain excess grease.

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  • Stir cream of mushroom soup, vegetable broth, vegetable juice cocktail, sherry, and Worcestershire sauce together in a slow cooker. Add beef mixture; stir in potatoes, corn, peas, carrots, mushroom pieces, celery flakes, salt, black pepper, marjoram, and thyme. Set cooker to Low, cover, and cook until vegetables are tender and sauce has thickened, about 8 hours. If preferred, set cooker on High and cook 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

384 calories; protein 21.5g 43% DV; carbohydrates 46.7g 15% DV; fat 13g 20% DV; cholesterol 49.6mg 17% DV; sodium 1199.5mg 48% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (39)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
10/22/2012
I left out the mushrooms and switched the cream of mushroom for cream of chicken, instead of veg broth I used chicken and added cream of corn. No peas, thyme, or celery powder and let me tell you..this recipe is a keeper! I made a batch of pillsbury rolls and poured the stew over each roll per person..such a great recipe!!!love love..will be adding this to my monthly menu. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2013
did not care for this recipe. Read More
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56 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 35
  • 4 star values: 14
  • 3 star values: 5
  • 2 star values: 1
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
10/21/2012
I left out the mushrooms and switched the cream of mushroom for cream of chicken, instead of veg broth I used chicken and added cream of corn. No peas, thyme, or celery powder and let me tell you..this recipe is a keeper! I made a batch of pillsbury rolls and poured the stew over each roll per person..such a great recipe!!!love love..will be adding this to my monthly menu. Read More
(62)
Rating: 4 stars
11/12/2012
Slow Cooker Ground Beef Stew Haiku: "Wow, this stew's ugly! Looks aside, it tasted great! Made happy tummies." Halved the recipe for 3, but 2 of us inhaled it. It looks, well, like dog food (probably due to cream of mushroom's unappealing hue), but still, this was a surprisingly awesome stew! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
12/08/2012
Delicious as written~ although next time I will double the cream of mushroom, veg broth & tomato juice- instead of tomato juice I used v-8. Definitely making this again! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/02/2014
Had all ingredients and a lb. of ground beef thawed so decided to give it a whirl. Didn't have tomato-vegetable juice or celery flakes. Subbed a can of diced tomatoes and cut up one stalk of fresh celery and didn't change anything else. Might not win any awards in the "looks" department but I guarantee it will win hands down the "quickie comfort" category. It's delicious! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
11/10/2012
I used beef stock real mushrooms and fresh celery and it was awesome! I took you suggestion and served it with biscuits. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/04/2014
This recipe is absolutely fabulous. I followed it exactly but used my electric pressure cooker instead of a slow cooker. Twelve minutes and we had a wonderful meal. Thank you so much Love2BakeGirl. Submit more like this. Simply delicious. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
10/26/2014
This is a 5 with these changes: 1 can of Golden Mushroom soup instead od cream of mushroom used chopped celery instead of celery flakes 11.5 oz can V8 1 can diced fire roasted tomatoes because that is what I had extra garlic clove 1 tube ea concentrated beef and vegetable broth flavor enhancer plus 2 cups hot water. I also used some chantrelle mushrooms; I would never use canned mushrooms. Yuck. I did use sherry. Did not use potatoes because I wanted to freeze leftovers. I think because I used the Golden mushroom soup it did not come out looking like dog food. I put the peas in about an hr before finished so they still looked bright green. Cooked on high for 4 hrs. Served with buttermilk biscuits and a slaw salad. Yum. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/04/2014
I really liked this recipe. Doubled the mushroom soup V8 juice and cut up some celery and it tasted great. Will definitely make this again. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
06/24/2013
I thought this was fantastic; husband thought it was just OK. I took the advice of other reviewers and doubled the amount of liquid ingredients for the broth and the flavor and texture was perfect for me. Read More
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Rating: 1 stars
03/22/2013
did not care for this recipe. Read More
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