I had this delicious beef stew at a friend's house. I bugged her for the recipe and made it again. This is definitely going on the regular menu now! Go here for the recipe. I reduced the meat to 1 lb but left everything else the same. Oh, I guess I did brown the meat in a little oil first like you would with pot roast but I'm sure that's not necessary. And tho a dutch oven (like the recipe suggests) is still on my wishlist for next Christmas, the stew was delicious just cooked in my stainless steel pot. Thanks for the recipe RH!