"Tasty slow cooker stew recipe from Western Alaska. Tailor it to your region by using beef, moose, or other local meat. Throw it in the slow cooker or on the wood stove and let it fill your home with the savory smell of warmth and comfort."
Place flour in a shallow bowl; press meat into the flour to coat and shake off the excess flour.
Heat vegetable oil in a large skillet over medium; cook and stir meat until browned on all sides, about 5 minutes. Transfer meat to a large slow cooker. Pour beef stock over meat in slow cooker; add potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, diced tomatoes with juice, oregano, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, garlic, and bay leaves. Gently stir mixture.