This is an easy to prepare rich beef stew that is good for those cold winter days and nights. Goes well with mashed potato and fresh crusty bread. Use the lower or higher amount of ingredients depending on your own preference. I use the high amount. Type of vegetables can be varied to suit your own taste too.
For advanced meal preparation to save time for the cooking day (if you work full time or have child commitments) the day before cut up the steak and vegetables (not onions and tomatoes) including potatoes for mashing (leave the spuds in water so they don't brown). Soak the soup mix.