I love stew and was one of the first meals I attempted to make as a kid. So through much trial and error here is my recipe for Hauff Brau Stew
Toss the garlic salt and pepper with the raw chuck roast cubes.
Heat the bacon drippings in a hot skillet. Sear the meat cubes on all sides.
In a large slow cooker add the carrots, potatoes, celery, onion, and garlic.
Transfer the seared meat cubes to the slow cooker.
Whisk together 2 cups of the water and the tomato paste till the consistency is even. Then add the beef seasoning and whisk again till the consistency is even.
Pour the sauce over the meat and veggies. Add the rest of the water (3 cups) and stir everything together.
Set your crock pot for 8 hours on low or 5 hours for high.
15 minutes before you want to eat add the peas and stir well.
Serve hot in sourdough bread bowls or with cornbread. Enjoy!