I got this recipe from a newspaper, but I changed it a little bit. if you bake it in the oven, it really is scrumptious!, in the crock pot just tastes like a regular beef and noodles, or beef and gravy over potatoes or rice. I think it is because of the evaporation of the liquid in the oven that gives it the good flavor.
2 lbs. stewing beef, make sure it is chunks of beef
8 oz. can of mushrooms, drained
3 cans swanson beef broth
1/2 to 1 onion diced
1 can cr. of celery soup
1 lg jar Heinz beef gravy
do not brown meat. just place everything in a large baking dish and bake at 300* for 5-6 hrs. I cook a lb of kluski noodles and mix with the beef after it is done in the oven. it is soooo good!! it is my grandsons favorite meal.