Linda's Beef Stew recipe
Tried and tasted for more than 40 years, this recipe calls for V8 Juice and ketchup.
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Cook Time: 5 hours, 15 minutes
  • Difficulty Rating: Easy

  • Recipe From: Tennessee Home & Farm


  1. Mix ingredients in a 7-quart pot or slow cooker.
  2. Bring stew to a boil, then reduce heat and cook at medium for 2 hours. If using a slow cooker, cook on high for 2 hours.
  3. Finally, turn to low heat and simmer for 3 hours.


  1. Hi Cathie,

    So sorry we don’t have the size on this! Since this recipe was submitted by a reader, we tested it once back in 2008, but this was before we kept a close eye on measurements. Judging by the lack of other liquids, I’d say a regular-sized can of V8. Hope this helps!

    Jessy Yancey
    editor, Farm Flavor


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