This recipe comes from Cookbooks Online. This is a easy and nutritious main meal. You can put it in the oven and go about other things as it fixes itself. My family loves this recipe and perfers that I double it to make more gravy for over noodles and mashed potatoes. I tried this in a crockpot while camping after a reviewer had said they have made it that way. I used frozen stew beef. I let it cook on low 9 hours (by accident we were at a water park) and it turned out great for my family the meat just fell apart. I did need to thicken it with 1/4 cup cold water and 2 tablespons cornstarch.