I have been on a quest for a good beef stew recipe. Every one that I've tried just isn't quite right. There always seems to be something missing. I've tried going simple using one of those McCormick seasoning packs. I've tried a lot in the crockpot, including last night. It turned the potatoes to mush & the meat wouldn't fully cook & it was starting to stick to the side of the of the crock. I saved the leftovers hoping to salvage it but when I dished it out for lunch I just couldn't get myself to eat it. There was no broth.
So I'm asking for your best beef stew recipe. I'm willing to try stovetop instead, as much as I love cooking with my crockpot. It's perfect stew weather right now but now I just need the perfect stew.