1 lb stew beef, cut into bite-size pieces
2 or 3 baking potatoes, cut into bite-size pieces
2 cups baby carrots
1 can French onion soup OR one pkg French onion soup mix
1 32oz. carton of beef broth or stock
1 bay leaf
Put beef, potatoes, carrots, bay leaf and broth in crock pot. Cook on high 3-4 hours or low 10-12 hours. Optional: To thicken the stew, mix corn starch into milk or water and add to crock pot for the last 20-30 minutes of cooking.