Beef Stew

Many ranches have beef in their freezer and using up stew meat can be a challenge. It used to be for me, until I came up with a few recipes that everyone enjoys. Now the stew meat disappears!

3 medium potatoes, cubed
2 lbs stew meat
4 large carrots, diced
1 onion (or tbls diced onion, but garden onions make this stew amazing!)
2 cups tomato juice
1 cup water
1/3 cup tapioca, quick-cooking
1 tbls sugar
1/2 tbls salt
1 tsp dried basil
1/2 tsp pepper
1 cup peas and corn

Spray crock pot with cooking spray. Place potatoes in first, top with beef, carrots, and onions. I a bowl combine remaining ingredients. Pour over vegetables. Cover and cook on low for 9-10 hours. Add 1 cup peas and corn about an hour before serving (Or in afternoon.)