Your basic stew with beef and potatoes. I thickened it up with some flour, added flavour with pickles, and, to be honest, closely followed a Russian recipe online. It wasn't all that basic. I hate following recipes. The result was good, but cutting stuff up while looking up details on my phone withy filthy fingers was just annoying. Also, did I mention I hate recipes?
I do recommend a recipe when using more than two or three basic ingredients. For example, when is it best to add pickles or potatoes in a stew? I've no idea. Depends on the stew and the other ingredients.
But I still hate recipes.