This is like a soup because it is not thick, and like a stew because it is full of chunky veggies. I am not a big stew (thick broth) fan, so every time a recipe calls to thicken the broth, I just omit it. I made this one time at the restaurant when I had to make family meal (I made on a much larger scale) and brought some home because there was a lot left over. My parents and sister raved about it, so I had to make at home again. I don't really measure when I cook, so everything is a guesstimate. Please add or subtract to your own tastes. (also, I use sirloin tips because my family is very impatient and did not want to wait for meat to tenderize).