2 lbs beef stew meat
1 envelope of dry onion soup mix
1 can cream of mushroom soup
1 cup water
salt to taste
freshly ground pepper to taste
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp Italian seasoning, optional
hot cooked rice or noodles for serving
Sprinkle the stew meat with the salt and pepper; place in slow cooker or crockpot. Sprinkle the minced garlic over all.
In a mixing bowl combine the mushroom soup, onion soup mix, Italian spice if using, and the water with a wire whisk until smooth; pour over the meat.
Place lid on cooker and cook on 6 to 8 hours or on high 3 to 4 hours until meat is tender and cooked through.
Serve over noodles or rice.
Yield: Approximately 6 servings.