You may know this dish by a variety of names: Hobo Stew, Beggar Stew or Mulligan stew are of few. My grandma use to make this on Sundays after church. I loved into the house, out of the brisk fall or winter air, to the smell of this stew. Ahhhh... memories.
I like making this crockpot meal because it's fast, easy and affordable. I've simplified this even more by substituting individual spices such as thyme, bay leaves and parsley with Italian seasoning. In today's dish, I didn't include potatoes, but you certainly can.