I don't really have any witty or insightful comments regarding this recipe. I am cleaning out my fridge/freezer, and happened to have the necessary ingredients. Couple this with the weekend forecast of highs below 60 and my sudden energy this morning, and that's how the stew was made. Actually, the stew was really made by the directions below. . . .
2 lbs of cubed beef
6 - 8 red potatoes, or 2 - 3 large russet potatoes
1 stalk of celery, chopped including the leafy parts
1 large onion, diced
2 - 3 cups of chopped carrots
1 quart tomato juice
1 quart water
2 beef bouillon cubes
1/2 TBSP black pepper
1 TSP hungarian paprika, but regular paprika will do
1 TSP thyme
2 bay leaves
3 TBSP worcestershire sauce
Stick all the ingredients into a crockpot. Cook on low for 6 - 8 hours. Enjoy.