Delynn's Stew (this is for an 8 qt Dutch oven)
2lbs beef (I use London Broil, chuck steak, whatever is cheap)
5 potatoes (largish)
5-8 carrots (depending on size)
one bunch celery
1 sliced package of mushrooms
1 Lg can V8 juice
Chop meat into stew sized pieces.
Sprinkle with salt and pepper
Sprinkle finely chopped onion over that.
Layer Potatoes, carrots, celery, and mushrooms in that order. Do not stir.
Pour V8 juice over top
sprinkle with tapioca beads. About 2TBS but I just wing it.
Cover and bake at 250 for 5 hours.
Moan with pleasure.