Beef Cacciatore

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This hearty and tasty beef stew is great on its own and even better when served over hot, cooked pasta!
Instructions
  1. Heat 2 teaspoons of oil in stockpot over medium heat until hot. Place beef steak in stockpot; brown evenly. Remove steak from stockpot; season with 1/4 teaspoon of salt.
  2. Heat remaining 2 teaspoons of oil in stockpot. Add vegetable seasoning blend; cook and stir 6 to 7 minutes or until vegetables are tender. Stir in pasta sauce and water. Return steak with juices to stockpot; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover tightly and
  3. Remove steak; keep warm. Add mushrooms to cooking liquid; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium; simmer, uncovered, 20 minutes or until mushrooms are tender and sauce is thickened to desired consistency, stirring occasionally.
  4. Meanwhile, carve steak into thin strips. Add to sauce; cook until heated through. Season with salt and pepper, as desired. Serve over pasta, if desired.
  5. Total Recipe Time: 2 to 2-3/4 hours
  6. Recipe & photo courtesy of The Beef Checkoff, http://www.beefitswhatsfordinner.com