Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Season beef, if desired, with salt and ground black pepper, then toss with flour in large bowl.
Heat olive oil in 12-inch nonstick skillet over medium-high heat and brown beef, in two batches. Remove to 3-quart oven proof casserole.
Cook onions and mushrooms in same skillet, stirring occasionally, 5 minutes or until tender. Add carrots and garlic and cook 30 seconds. Stir in remaining ingredients, scraping up brown bits from bottom of pan. Turn into casserole; toss with beef. Bake covered 2 hours or until beef is tender.
Cost per recipe*: $14.76.
Cost per serving*: $1.85.
*Based on average retail prices at national supermarkets.