Heat oil in dutch oven over medium-high heat. Cook beef in oil about 5 min or until brown on all sides.
Place potatoes, carrots, mushrooms, celery and onion in bottom of 4-5 qt crock pot. Sprinkle vegetables with salt, pepper and thyme. Place beef on top of vegetables. Pour tomatoes, consomme and vegetable juice over beef.
Cover and cook on high heat setting 8-10 hours or until beef and vegetables are tender.
From BC147 Soup & Crock Pot Meals
Updated July 23, 2000