Great recipe to start with! However, you'll have to "tweek" them to suit your taste buds. My changes: Seasoned the meat with garlic powder, black pepper and adobo then marinaded in 1 cups of Worcestershire & 1/4-1/2 cup hot pepper sauce combo min. 8 hrs (the longer the better). I also poured the marinade in the crock pot with approx. 1 1/2 to 2 cup of red wine and 1 cup of beef broth. I omitted using plain water in lieu of wine. I found that its best to use enough liquid to at least cover the meat. 2 bay leaves, 3 red potatoes, 2 sweet potatoes, 3 celery stalks, 3-5 carrots, 1 spanish onion, 1 1/2 of chopped garlic, 1-2 Tblsp fresh thyme, 1-2 Tblsp fresh rosemary, 2 bay leaves. I omitted the onion soup. The quantity of veggies depends on the size of your pot. I DID brown the stew beef as directed. Next time I will saute the garlic and onions to soften. Lastly, the amount of warm water and flour "slurry mix" you'll need will depend on how much "juice" you have. I strongly recommend checking near end of your cooking time. I added a little at a time then thicken to the way I wanted it. BTW the second day the stew was even better! The Worcestershire and fresh herbs brought the dish together!
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Great recipe to start with! However, you'll have to "tweek" them to suit your taste buds. My...