Nice simple recipe and was glad there was no corn starch or too much of a tomato flavour. Made this vegetarian with portobello mushrooms and veggie stock. Excellent -- just like a 'beef' stew from before I became veg. Added worcestershire sauce and thyme.
I cut the recipe back to two servings - no problem. I added a stalk of celery. The stew was very tasty, do again recipe.