This was good but I did change it up a bit beause of what I had on hand. I used one pound of beef stir fry meat, didn't add celery as I didn't have any nor did I add the kitchen bouquet as I didn't have any of that either. I measured the water and added 2 cups and used two teaspoons of beef base (since I didn't have the kitchen bouquet). I added two cans of carrots and a can of diced potatoes the last 20 minutes of cooking. This was good and tender. We all enjoyed it.