Oriental Vegetable Stew

Serves 6 - 8

2 lbs premium lean stewing beef
1/2 teaspoon black pepper
1 (16 ounce) package frozen stir fry vegetables, thawed
1 (10 ounce) can beefy mushroom soup
1 (10 ounce) can beef consomme
2/3 cup bottled sweet and sour sauce
3 tablespoons beef seasoning

1. In a large skillet, brown stew meat sprinkled with ! teaspoon black pepper, and place in slow cooker.
2. In a large bowl, combine vegetables, soup, consomme, sweet and sour sauce, beef seasoning, and 1 cup of water.
3. Pour over stew meat and stir well.
4. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours.