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      Irish Beef Stew

      Ingredients:2 to 3 pounds beef stew meat1 envelope dry beef onion soup mix1/2 tablespoon black pepper1 bottle (12 ounces) beer or 1 1/2 cups waterA few dashes Worcestershire sauce2 onions, cut into chunks2 cups peeled baby carrots4 stalks celery, cut into 2 inch chunks1 can (28 ounces) diced tomatoes with juice1 bay leaf4 to 6 medium sized potatoes, cut into chunks1/3 cup quick cooking tapiocaDirections:Place the beef in the slow cooker. Add beefy onion soup mix and pepper and toss with the beef. Add the remaining ingredients and stir well. Cover and cook on low heat for 8 to 10 hours or on high for 4 to 6 hours. If stew gets too thick you can add some beef stock or water.Recipe from Festival Foods.