This is a regular go to meal for us during the cold winter months. And don't be wierded out by the Western Family Seasoning Packet. It makes it the perfect consistency, and has great flavor. And yes, it must be Western Family. This is probably the only time in my life that I will tell you that a certain brand matters.
Beef Stew4 baking potatoes, washed and cubed
2-3 carrots, sliced
1 onion, diced
1 lb. stew meat
2 cloves garlic
2 bay leaves
2 packages WF Beef Stew Steasoning Mix
Place all ingredients in crock pot and cover with water.
Stir to combine.
Cook on low heat 5-8 hours.
Heat 1 Tbsp. olive oil over medium heat.
Add beef and onion, searing meat on all sides.
Add remaining ingredients and cover with water.
Simmer for 30 minutes or until potatoes and carrots are tender.
Remove bay leaves before serving.