We have always had a Crock Pot around to use for certain meals. Corned Beef & Cabbage (with carrots & onions) being one of our faves. Another of our favorites is slow cooked spicy beef. 1lb. or so of fat trimmed beef round cubes 3 tablespoons of undiluted pineapple juice concentrate 1 onion, 1 clove garlic, 1 chopped jalapeno pepper 1 tablespoon each of yellow mustard and light soy sauce 1 teaspoon of ground coriander and chopped fresh ginger half teaspoon of ground cumin Combine all ingredients and cook on low until done. Yummo!