Have you tried making a "dump dinner" yet? Don't let the name fool you--these no-fuss recipes are as delicious (and easy) as they come, with next to no cleanup required. Just pour ingredients into a pot, stir, cook and serve. No chopping means less prep time and less mess! Note: If you can't find beef stew seasoning, you can use a package of brown gravy mix.
Jamie's Easy Slow-cooked Beef Stew - I halved the recipe and it completely filled my slow cooker. The broth in this is amazing - I think cooking some udon or ramen noodles in it would be a great way to use the leftovers.