This is a recipe that I got from Leanne Ely's Menu Mailer cookbook but adapted to our likes. I make a big batch and freeze for later meals. This can be easily doubled or tripled. ***Potatoes are cooked separately. I found that they break down too much and don't freeze well when cooked in the stew. I put a little in each bowl when we eat the stew freshly made. For what I freeze, I put an appropriate amount in the freezer bag and top with the stew, seal and freeze.