I've never made something like this before, and it was great. My family of 3 got three meals from this recipe, and the longer it sat the better it was. I added garlic, a few mushrooms, and a little celery. I will definitely make this again - amazing with crusty warm bread.
Sounds great but need help: what is "hot and spicy vegetable juice"? I haven't lived in the States for almost 20 years so will need to make whatever substitute I can based on knowing what the original is! Thanks.
V-8 makes a spicy vegetable juice. Other than that, make veggie juice with some Tabasco maybe?
Sounds like it could be the hot, spicy V-8 juice. If not available, I'd try tomato juice spiced up.
The onsought of Autum & cooler temp's makes this dish especially Great! Cornbread, Old Fashioned large buttermilk biscuts and even Garlic toast are a great complement. I've used a slow cooker for almost the same recipe and it comes out great BUT there is no substitute for the ol' Iron Dutch Oven.
While reading the ingrediants I could almost smell it cooking and taste the stew it self.
I've always used "Fresh Ground Pepper" - ground med to course, it seems to spice it up a little also. A couple of Bay leaves also brings out the taste of the carrots and potatoes.