I am going to make a big batch of my killer beef stew tomorrow. Flour and season the beef and brown it. Use some beef stock to deglaze the pan when it's done. Meat goes into the crock with cubed red potatoes, baby carrots, onions, celery, spicy V8 juice and the beef stock that I used to deglaze, some hot sauce and a little Worchestershire (and maybe a little beef base if it needs it). Let it rip 6/7 hours then add frozen corn, green beans, a can of tomatoes and maybe a can of kidney beans and a few peas and let it go another couple hours. I might chop some cabbage to add to individual servings. I love it, but I'm the only one. Served with warm French bread. Can't wait.