Veal and Tomatoes in the Crockpot! Cooking with kids – an easy dinner dish! Healthy too….

Did I tell you how much I love my crockpot? I really do – it’s sooo easy to use.

So today I made Veal Tomato Stew -easy, healthy, and fast! We put on some upbeat weird music for this one – since my grandsons helped me – called Monsters in My Room! Way to go Grandma!


  • 3 lbs of lean veal stewing meat cut into bite sized pieces
  • 1/4 cup of flour
  • 2 Tbsp of Olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon of fresh herbs – I like oregano chopped finely ( or you can used dried if that is all you have)
  • 1 can of tomatoes in puree – or home made tomato sauce about 16 ounces
  • 1 sweet potato and 1 yam
  • 4 medium sized carrots
  • About 16 ounces of chicken stock
  • Salt and pepper to taste


  1. Season the meat with the salt, pepper and herbs. Kids love to do this.
  2. Dredge the meat pieces in the flour. Kids do this but with wonderful expressions on their faces with the consistency of the stickiness!
  3. Heat the oil in a frying pan until medium hot – this part you have to do!
  4. Saute the meat covered with flour until light brown on all sides and when done place the pieces into a slow cooker.
  5. Clean the carrots and potatoes and cut into bite sized pieces.
  6. Add the potatoes and carrots into the slow cooker
  7. Add the tomato sauce mixed with puree.
  8. Add the chicken stock – until all the ingredients are covered but no more – no need to use all the stock if not needed.
  9. Place the cooker on high and give the contents one big stir – and off you go to your day’s activities. When you come home the house will smell wonderful! I like to leave it on high for 6 hours or low for 10 or so.
  10. You can serve this with basmati rice, simmered in chicken stock until tender or cooked in a rice cooker which does all the work for you and keeps it warm! ENJOY!



About Grandma

I have reinvented myself many times during my life -teacher, lawyer, business woman, CEO, Entrepreneur, Board member, Professor, Mom, Wife, Farmer, Chef, Musician, Author and now my best role of all – Grandma to multiple grandchildren, grandnephews and nieces worldwide.

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