Preparation time: 1 hr and 10 min
1 large onion, chopped (1 cup)
4 1/2 teaspoons finely chopped garlic
1 teaspoon Italian seasoning
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 lb ground beef sirloin
2 1/2 cups water
1 bag (16 oz) frozen mixed vegetables
1 can (14.5 oz) Italian-style stewed tomatoes, undrained, chopped
1 can (8 oz) tomato sauce
1. In small bowl, mix all seasoning blend ingredients.
2. In 5-quart Dutch oven or saucepan, cook beef and seasoning blend over medium-high heat 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until beef is thoroughly cooked; drain.
3. Stir in all remaining ingredients. Heat to boiling over medium-high heat; reduce heat. Cover; simmer 20 minutes, stirring occasionally, until hot.