Coat top of water with seasoned meat tenderizer cook on high over night.
Next morning add diced potatoes and mixed vegetables (drained).
Mix beef stew mixture with a cup of water and add to crock pot.
Add salt and pepper to your preference.
Cover the added ingredients with water.
Cook on Low for 5 hours then enjoy.
TIP* dice potatoes the same night you start cooking the meat. Just place in a large bowl and cover with cold water and cover with a lid. Keep in fridge over night until next morning so you can just throw the rest of your ingredients in before heading out to work,school,etc. (drain potatoes before placing in crock pot)