Once you have added the beef broth, tomatoes and about 2 cups of water to the crock pot throw the meat in.  Begin seasoning with celery salt, pepper, bay leaves and an Italian blend.  Of course add wahtever you like - hot sauce, chilli whatever.  I first allow the meat and juice to cook on high for a couple hours.  Then dump all the veggies and potatoes in.  Give it about 4-6 hours total and taste.  Continue to season it as you like.
There are so many healthy winter stews.  Of course one could argue that beef stews in general are not healthy because they are made with fatty beef.  I have made this stew with diced tenderloin.  And although the meat is delicious, the flavor is not as good as when you use meat that has a... Read more »