Tonight we had this scrumptious-ness and of course I thought of you, my sweet friends. I call it the Best Beef Stew in Six Counties for a reason. It is. The best part is you can toss this in the crock-pot and go about your business. Except for the smell that will drive you absolutely nuts, you can basically forget about it until dinner time.
I could rant more, but lets just get right to it, shall we?
The Best Beef Stew in Six Counties
1 -2 cans tomato soup (I used 2 for tonight's dinner)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
2 to 2.5 lbs beef roast (I don't like all the fat that's in beef chuck, so I used bottom round
small package of baby carrots (or you could cut up 3-4 medium carrots)
3 large onions, or 5 small, quartered
5 red potatoes, cut into chunks (however big or small you like 'em)
1/2 cup celery cut into large chunks
12 fresh mushrooms (if they're small put in whole, if large like mine were cut up)
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 tablespoon Italian herbs seasoning mix
2 bay leaves
Fresh ground pepper
Mix the soup, water and flour together until smooth; combine with remaining ingredients in crockpot. Bake 6 hours on low.
and that, folks,is all there is to it. Very easy, very satisfying and an all around winner at my house. Serve this with some nice homemade rolls and a salad and call it a meal! I hope you enjoy it and if you try it, DO come back and let me know what you thought.