2 1/2 pounds beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes(we bought boneless Beef Rib Meat and cut it myself as it was 3/4 the price of stew meat.)
1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 onion, chopped
1 1/2 cups beef broth
3 potatoes, diced
4 carrots, sliced
3 stalks celery, chopped
1 tsp. Garlic Powder
Place meat in a large plastic bag or Big Bowl. Combine 1/4 to 1/2 cup flour (you will need it to cover your meat) with 1/2 teaspoon salt & 1/2 teaspoon pepper; pour into the bag with the meat, shake to coat. Then heat 2 tablespoons olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add stew meat, and cook until evenly browned on the outside, you want to sear the meat. It takes a few minutes. Then remove your stew meat & place in your crockpot.
Cut the Potatoes, Carrots, Celery and Onion and place in the crockpot.
Pour Beef Broth & Garlic powder over top and stir to coat all the Veggies and Meat w/ the broth.
Cook on High for 5-6 hours or on Low for 10-12hrs.