Slow-Cooked Vegetables Recipe
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Slow-Cooked Vegetables Recipe

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I like to simmer an assortment of garden-fresh vegetables for this satisfying side dish. My sister-in-law shared the recipe with me. It's a favorite at potlucks. —Kathy Westendorf, Westgate, Iowa
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES:8 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 10 min. Cook: 7 hours
MAKES: 8 servings


  • 4 celery ribs, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 4 small carrots, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 medium tomatoes, cut into chunks
  • 2 medium onions, thinly sliced
  • 2 cups cut fresh green beans (1-inch pieces)
  • 1 medium green pepper, cut into 1-inch pieces
  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 3 tablespoons quick-cooking tapioca
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon pepper

Nutritional Facts

1 cup: 113 calories, 6g fat (4g saturated fat), 15mg cholesterol, 379mg sodium, 15g carbohydrate (6g sugars, 3g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat, 1/2 starch.


  1. Place the vegetables in a 3-qt. slow cooker. In a small bowl, combine the butter, tapioca, sugar, salt and pepper; pour over vegetables and stir well.
  2. Cover and cook on low for 7-8 hours or until vegetables are tender. Serve with a slotted spoon. Yield: 8 servings.
Originally published as Slow-Cooked Vegetables in Quick Cooking May/June 1998, p45

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bereitbach User ID: 4958434 48765
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

"My family doesn't care for tomatoes so I left those out of the recipe. I used half of a green bell pepper and half of a sweet red pepper. I also added some broccoli and zucchini. I liked the slightly sweet taste of the vegetables, but my husband and son didn't think it had much taste to it. It made an easy meal to simply serve the veggies over rice, but I won't make it again since my family didn't really care for it."

elower User ID: 1112876 23699
Reviewed Feb. 21, 2011

"Wonderful vegetable recipe. I use a can of tomatoes, instead of fresh. Creates a lot of juice/sauce, really good served over rice."

Dottsee User ID: 3719082 23698
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"This cannot be correct. There's lots of fiber in this vegetable dish!!"

sighpower User ID: 2192102 59905
Reviewed May. 19, 2009

"Under nutrition facts it lists 0 grams of fiber; is this right?"

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