I am starting with this recipe I got off Allrecipes.com
1 1/2 pounds lean ground beef 3/4#
2 large potatoes, sliced cubed
2 stalks celery, sliced chopped
salt and pepper to taste easy on salt
2 onions, thinly sliced 1 chopped
1 (15 ounce) can peas corn
3 small carrots, sliced 2 chopped
1 (10.75 ounce) can condensed tomato soup
1 1/4 cups water 2 cups with 2T beef base
Place ground beef in a large, deep skillet. Cook over medium-high heat until evenly brown. Drain, crumble, and set aside.
Place a the potatoes in a layer to cover the bottom of the slow cooker. Sprinkle the celery over the potatoes, and cover with a layer of ground beef. Season each layer with salt and pepper. Throw in the carrots, onions and peas. Mix together the tomato soup and water, and pour over the top. Cover, and set to low for 6 to 8 hours.
In my Rival 5 qt. probably more like 4-5 hours on low. Also make small loaf garlic herb parmesan bread in bread machine to go with.