This is the first time I’ve made a stew and I didn’t really have a recipe for this, so I just threw everything together as always. I wish I was better about measuring, but it’s all about tasting to me.
Into the crockpot I added, roughly:
1 bag of frozen “stew” vegetables, pearl onions, celery, potatoes, and carrots
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 can of pinto beans
1 can of kidney beans
1-2 cups of water
1 cup of vegetable broth
lots of various herbs: oregano, bay leaves, chili powder, red pepper flakes, paprika, mustard seed, salt & pepper
After cooking on high for about 4-5 hrs, I added about 5 cloves of chopped garlic, cooked morningstar crumbles, and about a cup of cooked elbow macaroni and cooked on low for about another hour.
This really turned out delicious and I had about 8 cups leftover after we had dinner.