It's rare that I take a chance on completely unrated recipes, simply because I like to see what other people said about the recipe before I try it ... but this stew was just what I was looking for so I had to try it! I was pleasantly surprised and now wish that I would have thought to take a pic of the stew so you could have a photo for your fantastic recipe! I'm not a huge fan of beef stews usually, but using the base of spaghetti sauce made all of the difference to me (I used Ragu original meatless). I tried to follow the recipe as closely as I could while using the items that I had on hand. The only changes that I made were using 2 cans of mixed veggies, rather than frozen, because that's what I had, and I used plain diced tomatoes since I didn't have any with chili's, but I did add a sprinkle of chili powder and a little bit of dried jalapenos to give it the kick that it was missing from the chili's. I also used 2 cans of beef broth, to replace the water and bouillon (I was trying to clean out some pantry canned goods, can you tell? lol). I let this cook on low in the crock pot while I was at work all day, which was about 9hrs or so. I severed this over homemade parmesan chive potato pancakes with a dollop of sour cream on top. I have to say this was one of the most successful soups or stews that I've made and we love, LOVED it! Thanks so much for such a great and easy recipe!
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