Serves 4

What makes this so easy? Simply toss all the ingredients together in a Dutch oven, place it in the oven, and forget about it for two hours, or cook it all day in your slow cooker.


2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon black pepper
1 pound lean boneless round steak, trimmed of fat and cut into 1-inch cubes
2 cups beef broth
1 large baking potato scrubbed and cut into 1-inch pieces
1 large carrot cut into ½- inch pieces
4 ounces sliced fresh mushrooms
1 large onion, cut into eight pieces
½ teaspoon dried thyme, crushed
¼ teaspoon garlic powder


Preheat oven to 350°F.
In a plastic bag with a tight-fitting seal, combine flour, salt, and pepper. Add meat and shake until well-coated. Shake off excess flour.

In an ovenproof Dutch oven, combine coated meat and remaining ingredients. Cover and bake for 2 hours or until meat is tender, stirring once or twice during the cooling time.