Here is what NOT to do in a crockpot. Turn on on high, put a little water in the bottom with onions and spices, then leave the stew meat in the fridge because you are raging with The Fog. Very NOT tasty.
Steak in the Crock Pot
Take any cheap cut of beef, season with a little salt and pepper and put in pot. Top with thinly sliced onions. Mix Cream of Mushroom soup and sour cream and pour over meat and cook on low 8 hours. Serve over noodles. It tastes like Beef Stroganoff.
Season a chuck roast and add onions and carrots. Cover with Golden Mushroom soup and cook on low 8 hours or high for 4 hours. It makes a wonderful gravy and can be served over potatoes. I've never tried putting the potatoes in the pot, too, but I suppose you could.