This one involves a stove top step first but worth the few extra minutes!
2 bell peppers, chopped (I used one yellow and one red as its what we like)
1 red onion, chopped
2/3 garlic cloves diced or pressed (cheat like me and use pressed from tube)
5-6 stalks celery chopped (use up the ones in the fridge that have gone a bit limp - perfect for this)
Saute veg in large pot on stovetop in a bit of olive oil until softened a bit. Transfer veg into lined crock pot. In same stove top pot, add a bit more oil and then take:
2 lbs chopped top of round or other high quality beef tips (not stew meat!)
Stir meat with bit of flour and pepper, seasonings to suit, and brown floured beef tips in pot. Just sear on all sides until slightly browned. Then add to crock.
Lastly, use a bit of wine - what ever you have open to deglaze pan of all the yummy bits and scrape bits out into a medium bowl. Add to bowl:
2 cans - Cream of Mushroom with Roasted Garlic soup
1 can - French Onion soup
Stir liquids together and then pour over veg and beef in crock. Cook on low 5-6 hours. Serve beef and gravy over noodles or rice of choice and a side salad makes it a meal.