Nola's beef stew is loaded with vegetables and even some fruit to add a little sweetness.
Brown the beef, onions, celery and mushrooms in a small amount of oil in a 12 qt stock pot.
Add the rest of ingredients and add enough apple juice to cover the mixture.
Simmer until the vegetables are tender
Season with salt and pepper to taste. (Go sparingly to allow the vegetable flavors to meld)