In a skillet over medium high heat, brown meat.
Place meat into slow cooker along with the pan drippings.
Add all vegetables, seasonings, and broth.
Cover and cook on low for 8 hours or on high for 4 hours. Season to taste.
|Prep Time: 25 minutes|
Cook Time: 4 hours
Container: slow cooker and large skillet
|-||1 pound stew meat or similar meat, cut into bite sized pieces|
|-||1 tablespoon vegetable oil|
|-||1 sweet potato, peeled and cubed (or 2 cups of sliced carrots)|
|-||1 cup sweet green pepper, chopped|
|-||8 ounces fresh sliced mushrooms|
|-||1 medium green zucchini, sliced|
|-||1 cup fresh green beans, cut into 1|
|-||4 leeks, chopped|
|-||2 stalks celery, chopped|
|-||14 ounces tomatoes, diced and not drained (or 2 fresh tomatoes, chopped)|
|-||29 ounces beef broth or stock|
|-||1 teaspoon salt, adjust to taste|
|-||1/2 teaspoon black pepper|
|-||2 bay leaves|
|-||1 sprig fresh thyme, optional|