O'Donoghue's Beef Stew
beef, round steak
or stewing beef
or soup mixture
Boil some water in a large saucepan, sufficient to cover the meat and have approx 1 inch left above.
Put in the chopped (large chunks) meat, lower heat to keep the stew simmering, put in the chopped/diced carrots and parsnips, add herbs, salt and pepper to taste, leave simmer for a while (say 20 mins).
Add the peeled whole potatoes and some stock/soup mixture or cornflour to thicken, keep the mixture simmering and stir occasionally, after about 1hr from start-time taste and check the potatoes.
If it tastes ok then its done.
Remember the best stews are left on for a long time 1½ hrs or more.