1 lb stew meat
Pan searing flour
5 cups water
1 packet McCormick Beef Stew seasoning
1-2 beef bouillon cubes
1 cup sliced carrots
1 cup frozen peas
3-4 medium potatoes, peeled and cubed
Trim fat from stew meat and coat with pan searing flour. Brown meat in a frying pan with about 1 tbsp oil. In a large pot, combine the water, beef stew mix and bouillon cubes. Bring water and seasonings to a boil, then add meat. Cover and simmer. While the meat simmers, prepare vegetables, then add to the pot. Simmer until vegetables are tender, about 15-20 minutes. Enjoy!
*You can also make this in the crockpot. I put everything in around lunchtime and it's perfect by the time my husband gets home from work. I've also used leftover roast rather then stew meat, and both are equally tender.