The soup I posted earlier was a variation of one I'd seen in a book I love (see that post if you like), but this soup came right out of my own twisted mind… This is makes about 3 quarts, adjust to the size of your Crock Pot.
I'd been in a bread baking mood yesterday, shown here are two of the three loaves I made… the one in the back of this photo has sweet curry & saffron & orange zest, so I thought I'd make a stew that would work well with it… this is what I came up with & it's a winner!! It's also very simple to make, and cooks itself once the chopping gets done :)
Doesn't this bread just make you want soup?
1 pound Lamb Stew Meat
1/4 cup young (inexpensive) Balsamic Vinegar
1 Red Bell Pepper, chopped
1/2 medium Onion, chopped
1 medium Cooking Apple, chopped (this time I used Honeycrisp)
1 medium Sweet Potato, peeled and chopped
1 medium Parsnip, chopped
1 cup chopped Carrots
1 stalk Celery, chopped
1 cup cooked Pumpkin (optional)
1 tsp Red Curry Paste (I use Thai Kitchen brand)
1 Tbl Moroccan Spice (follow link to my spice blend)
1 Tbl Sea Salt
5 cups Water
Now comes the hard part… throw everything in a Crock Pot and let it cook all day...
Once its cooked all day (6-8 hours) it is ready to eat… just make sure you have some good bread on hand :)