In large casserole or roaster pan, or cast iron dutch over (my favorite way to cook), with tight fitting lid, make a layer of half the beef (you don't need to brown), then half the vegetables, top with remaining beef, then remaining vegetables, laying bay leaves on top. Mix soups with 1 can of water, and tomatoe sauce together, pour over meat and vegetable layers. Cover tightly and bake covered at 250 to 275 degree oven for 6 to 8 hours. Serve hot with homemade bread, a fruit salad and beverage. Can feed 8 to 10 generously.