1 1/2-2 lbs stew meat
32 oz frozen bag of vegetables (I buy the bag that has corn, green beans, carrots, and peas in it)
1 Can tomato Sauce
1 Can diced tomatoes
One Garlic clove, minced.
One medium onion, minced.
1 large or 2 medium potatoes, peeled and chopped.
1/2 Cup Ketchup*
Pinch of salt
Pinch of pepper
Two bouillon cubes
1 Tbs. Olive Oil
Water--about six cups
Optional: Better than bouillon
*Ketchup is very important to this recipe. It tastes very bland without it. So, I wouldn't recommend skipping it.
- Sear meat in oil and garlic. Add "Better than Bouillon" now if you wish.
- Add the rest of the ingredients and cover with water (usually at least 6 cups)
- Simmer for 45 minutes to an hour. Make sure potatoes are soft before serving.
I love to serve this stew with cornbread. Also, I'm convinced it's more delicious the next day. Even my husband, who isn't a huge fan of vegetables, loves this recipe! Best of all, besides the potatoes--you can consider all of this non-perishable food! So, you can keep it all on hand for when you are in a bind! :) I hope you enjoy this stew as much as we have!!