We actually call this one "dark brown beef stew", because I have another recipe that we call "light brown beef stew". lol The "light brown" one is really good, it's different. This is the 'regular' kind, or 'usual' beef stew. Don't be fooled by usual or ordinary though, this is so gooooooood. And perfect for cool fall days. (if we'll ever GET any of those!)
Crockpot Beef Stew
1 pkg. stew meat, about 1 1/2 pounds
1 packet Lipton beefy onion soup mix
1 1/2 t. beef bouillon
3-4 potatoes, cubed
4-5 carrons, sliced
1 stalk celery, sliced (optional)
1 can diced tomatoes, with juice (as you know by now, I use the kind with basil, garlic, & oregano)
1-2 cloves crushed garlic
salt & pepper to taste
2 T. cornstarch mixed with about 1/4 cup cold water.
Put all ingredients in a slow cooker (except cornstarch & water) on low for 8-10 hours. Taste & adjust seasonings. Add 2 T. cornstarch mixed with cold wather. Turn to high & stir until thickened.
Oh my.....this is SO good with homemade buttered bread.