I've made this recipe numerous time. For my family, for friends and tonight-for myself to portion out over the week as work meals. SO GOOD. EVERYTIME. However-I do combine this recipe with another Kraft foods recipe-"Slow Cooker Pot Roast" I use 3 lb beef, onion soup mix, A1, beef broth, a splash (or glass!) of red wine, some minced garlic and the potatoes and carrots. If I cook for more-of course I will get a bigger cut of beef and and more veggies. This recipe is always delish and I'm always asked for the recipe. This is SO easy. Tonight after it was done cooking, I pulled the potatoes and carrots out and mashed them with some of the au jus and some savory garlic Philly cream cheese and wowza. I don't know why people rate this recipe as awful bc I truly love to make and eat this recipe!!!!