I found this recipe in the March/April 1991 issue of Reminisce magazine and it was by Patricia Kyle. I've tried many stews, but this is the one I always come back to. It is delicious and a family favorite. Easily doubles and triples and can be put together the night before and popped in the oven the next day. Use more or less amounts of meat or vegetable as you want. Very forgiving recipe and you can use baby carrots instead of regular, 2 whole onions quartered instead of boiling onions), etc. Serve with hot crusty bread.