Here's another fantastic one-dish, heart healthy, meal from the American Heart Association. They've eliminated some of the peeling and chopping by using red potatoes and baby carrots rather than normal baking potatoes and large carrots. Beef stew is a fantastic Friday night meal or a great freezer meal for those nights you know you won't feel like cooking, give it a try!
4 lbs boneless sirloin steak (cut into 1-inch cubes)
4 cups baby red potatoes (halved)
4 cups baby carrots
2 medium onions (chopped)
2 cups chopped celery
1, 15-oz can no-salt-added tomato sauce
1 10-oz package dried lima beans, sorted for stones and shriveled beans, rinsed, and drained
2 Tbsp brown sugar
1 Tbsp plus 1 tsp quick-cooking tapioca
2 tsp pepper
1 tsp celery salt
1 tsp dried parsley (crumbled)
1 tsp dried thyme (crumbled)
1 cup water
Stir all ingredients together and add approximately one cup warm water in a Dutch oven or slow cooker. Cook on low for 4 to 6 hours or until vegetables are tender.