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Colorful Veggie Medley Recipe

When my freezer or garden is bulging with vegetables, I bring out the slow cooker to make this dish. My mother found the recipe in an area newspaper. - Kerry Johnson, Decorah, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Cook: 4 hours YIELD:6-8 servings

Ingredients

  • 1-1/2 pounds ground beef, cooked and drained
  • 1 package (9 ounces) frozen cut green beans, thawed
  • 1 package (10 ounces) frozen peas, thawed
  • 1 package (6 ounces) frozen pea pods, thawed
  • 1 can (14-1/2 ounces) diced tomatoes, undrained
  • 1-1/2 cups thinly sliced carrots
  • 2 celery ribs, sliced
  • 1 can (8 ounces) sliced water chestnuts, drained
  • 1/2 cup chopped green pepper
  • 3 tablespoons butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper

Directions

  • 1. In a 5-qt. slow cooker, combine all of the ingredients and mix well. Cover and cook on low for 4 hours or until heated through. Yield: 6-8 servings.

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 289 calories, 12 g fat (6 g saturated fat), 53 mg cholesterol, 707 mg sodium, 27 g carbohydrate, 6 g fiber, 19 g protein.