I used the tomatoes for the chicken, tomato, mushroom dish again and with the tomato juice I made beef stew. The tomato juice makes an excellent broth for the stew. This is a spin off of something very similar my mom used to make growing up.
Diced onions, garlic, yellow potatoes, carrots, frozen peas, beef chunks, s&p and tomato juice (two 8 ounce cans if you don't have an aunt supplying you with it). Turn the crock pot setting to low and let it simmer away all day. I also let the beef chunks marinate in Worcestershire sauce for about 30 minutes prior.