This is the best beef stew I have ever tasted and I am a huge fan of stew and have eaten a ton of it over my life. I found this recipe in a Light and Tasty catalog several years ago while at the dentists office. Of course I couldn't steal the recipe out of it but I immediately went on the hunt for it as soon as my root canal had calmed down and it was well worth the hunt. Everyone who tastes this stew begs for the recipe. I hope you all enjoy it as much as we do.