Take 1 package of beef pieces for stew and cut them smaller if you wish.
In a small bowl mix together about 3 generous spoonfuls of minced garlic, salt, black pepper, celery seed, dried sage, dried thyme, and dried parsley (however much you would like depending on how much flavor you want your meat to have). Put the meat in the bowl and mix until it is coated thoroughly, rubbing the spices into the meat. Put in crockpot with about a cup of beef broth, half a cup of vegetable broth, and a cup of tomato soup.
Dice up one white onion, one medium zucchini, some portobello mushrooms, red potatoes, and carrots (or veggies of your choice) and add them to the crockpot. Add some salt and black pepper, a bit of dried rosemary, some herbs provence, and cover with more of the beef/veggie stock and tomato soup.
Cook on low until the meat is done and the veggies are tender. Add salt and pepper to taste and adjust broth until to your liking!