5 pounds boneless beef chuck-eye roast, trimmed and cut into 1 1/2-inch cubes
salt and pepper to taste
3 tablespoons canola or vegetable oil
4 medium onions, chopped finely
One 6-ounce can tomato paste
2 cups low-sodium beef broth
3 tablespoons soy sauce
1 pound carrots, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 pound parsnips, peeled and cut into 1-inch chunks
1 pound red potatoes, cut into 1-inch chunks
2 teaspoons minced fresh thyme, divided
2 whole bay leaves
2 tablespoons Minute Tapioca
2 cups frozen peas, thawed
Full recipe from : yummly
1. Pat the beef dry with paper towels, then season with salt and pepper. Heat 1 Tablespoon oil in large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat until just smoking. Add half of beef and brown on all sides, about 8 minutes. Transfer to slow cooker insert and repeat with remaining beef (you shouldn't need more oil).
2. Add 1 Tablespoon oil, onions, and 1/4 teaspoon salt to empty skillet and cook until golden brown, about 6 minutes. Add tomato paste and cook, stirring well, for 2 minutes. Add broth and soy sauce, bring to simmer, and transfer to slow-cooker insert.
3. Toss carrots, parsnips, potatoes, 1 teaspoon thyme, and remaining 1 Tablespoon oil in bowl. Season with salt and pepper. Wrap vegetables in foil packet that will fit in slow cooker. Stir bay leaves and tapioca into slow-cooker insert; set vegetable packet on top of beef.
4. Set slow cooker to high, cover, and cook for 6 to 7 hours. (Or cook on low for 10 to 11 hours.)
5. Carefully open the foil-wrapped vegetable packet (watch for steam) and scrape the vegetables and juices into the stew. Discard the foil. Add remaining 1 teaspoon thyme and peas and let stand until heated through. Season with salt and pepper to taste and serve.