Spend 15 minutes getting supper ready early in the day. Hours later, when you're ready, sit down to a delicious slow-cooker meal of beef and vegetable.
Trim fat from heat. Cut meat into 4 serving-size pieces; sprinkle lightly with salt and black pepper. In a large skillet, brown meat on both sides in hot oil. Transfer to a 3-1/2- or 4-quart electric crockery cooker.
In a medium bowl, stir together undrained tomatoes, tomato paste, and Worcestershire sauce; pour over meat in crockery cooker. Top with frozen vegetables. Cover and cook on high-heat setting for 5 to 6 hours or until meat and vegetables are tender. (Or, cover and cook on low-heat setting 10 to 12 hours). Serves 4.
3 vegetable, 3-1/2 lean meat.
If you can't find Italian-style stewed tomatoes and tomato paste at your supermarket, buy regular tomato products and add 1 teaspoon dried Italian seasoning, crushed.