I make this at least once a month in the winter, the kids love it.
2-3 lbs ground beef, browned with lots of onions & drained (roast, stew meat, leftover roast, any meat works, hamburger is just the fastest for me)
46 oz tomato or vegetable juice, I usually use low sodium - less does work but add some water or it's too thick
2-3 lbs frozen mixed veggies
No sodium beef boullion - 2-3 packets
black pepper to taste
Any other veggies you want - I sometimes chop a potato or two, or add a chopped bell pepper, whatever sounds good
Throw it all in the crock pot, add any other seasonings/herbs you like, and cook for about 4 hours on high. If I don't add potatoes, I'll sometimes add barley or (brown) rice near the end, or cook some pasta to mix in.
Cut in half if you don't have an 8 quart crock pot - it filled mine almost to the brim when I had an 8 qt!
at 3:02 PM on Nov. 1, 2010