Very simply prepared beef stew (no browning of the meat is required) can be made in a slow cooker or in the oven. All you need is onion-soup mix, brown-gravy mix, and apple juice.
INGREDIENTS (for 8 servings):
- 2 pounds chuck roast
- 1 (1 ounce) package dry onion soup mix
- 1 (.75 ounce) packet dry brown gravy mix
- 1 1/2 cups apple juice
Slow Cooker instructions: Place stew beef, onion soup mix, brown gravy mix, and apple juice into a slow cooker, and cook on Low for 5 to 8 hours.
Oven instructions: Mix together the apple juice, onion soup mix, and brown gravy mix in a casserole dish. Add stew beef, and cook covered for 2 1/2 to 3 hours in a 325 degree oven.( 165 degrees C)