Bring the four cups of water to a boil in a medium sized pot.
Add meat. Boil till slightly brown.
Add veggies and spices/seasoning.
Bring to low boil and occasionally stir everynow and then.
Your stew/soup will be ready shortly after your veggies start to soften up a bit. I like mine to have a bit of a crunch to them so it doesnt take long at all. Let cook to prefference of veggies and enjoy.