2cfrozen mixed vegetable blendcarrots, corn, and pea mix
Heat butter in a large nonstick pot. I have this Ninja 4-in 1 that has a stovetop for browning and a Crock Pot in one. If there is one small appliance that I absolutely use all of the time, it's this pot!
Add meat and cook until golden brown on all sides
Add onion, garlic, Italian seasoning until fragrant still over a low flame.
To the meat, onion and seasoning mixture add the tomato sauce, tomato paste, and beef broth.
Mix in potatoes, celery, carrots, peas, corn and barley. Simmer on low for 25-30 minutes.
Move mixture to slow cooker and cook on low setting for 2-4 hours until the stew meat is the tenderness you desire. My stew is ready to serve in two hours.
** The leftovers for this stew are very thick. You can always add more beef broth to thin it down if you wish.