Heat a stock pot over medium high heat. Add olive oil. Add stew meat and seer on all sides until it is nicely browned. If you have more than a single layer of meat, seer it in batches.
Add meat, and diced veggies to slow cooker.
Add tomato juice, beef broth, Worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper and sugar to a large measuring cup, or bowl. Mix together. Pour over veggies and meat in slow cooker. Gently stir together.
Cook in slow cooker on low for 6-8 hours of on high for 3-4 hours.
At this point, if your stew is thinner than you would like...Add 3 T of flour to a measuring cup. Remove 1 cup of broth from the stew and whisk it in with the flour. Add flour and broth mixture back to the slow cooker and stir to combine. Let cook for about 10 more minutes.
Add frozen green peas. Stir. Stew will thaw and warm peas.
Serve hot with freshly grated cheese and parsley.