Sear beef over high heat in a little oil in a large dutch oven until well-browned. Add vegetables, broth, and one can water. Bring to a boil, then lower heat and simmer, covered, for 45 minutes. Check often to be sure water does not get too low. Add water as necessary.
When beef is tender and vegetables are done, stir in the 2 cans of soup. May add black pepper and any herbs you choose. Bring back to a boil and then simmer again for about 15-20 minutes.