Yum! With a little tweaking, this was simply FANTASTIC!!! As is, this seemed pretty basic. A stew with absolutely NO seasoning seemed odd (not to mention boring) to me, so I made it my mission to doctor this up a bit. :) I appreciate trying a recipe as written initially, but I knew that my hubs and I would not care for this without making a few necessary adjustments to suit our tastes. To start, I subbed beef broth for the water called for (I was afraid the water would dilute everything else). I then added 1/2 t each of French thyme and marjoram, a bay leaf, several shakes of Worcestershire sauce and a GENEROUS dose of s&p. To use up some produce I already had, I added 3 small stalks of coarsely chopped celery (including the leaves), 2 small (chopped) yellow onions, a few cloves of minced garlic and a tad bit more carrots than called for. I also added ~ a cup of frozen pearl onions and subbed Campbell's cream of mushroom with roasted garlic soup for plain 'ol mushroom soup. My final change was to NOT peel my quartered (baby Idaho) potatoes. With these changes, this was a phenomenal stew! Served over egg noodles with a sprinkling of fresh parsley and biscuits on the side. Thanks for sharing such a great, basic recipe KARPITS! I will be making this often! :-)
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Yum! With a little tweaking, this was simply FANTASTIC!!! As is, this seemed pretty basic. A...