This is a great recipe. I didn't have peppercorns, but I would use them when I pick some up. The directions call for the use of leeks, but it isn't in the ingredients list. I had a bunch of odds and ends in the freezer that I used for this. I froze most of it and used the rest to make Chicago Style Italian Beef Sandwiches (Crock Pot Version). Made and Reviewed for VegNSwap 5. Thanks! :)
I used this as a base and added my bag of odds and ends of veggies I keep in the freezer. I like the idea of sauteeing the veggies to bring out the flavor. I used fresh thyme and parsley from the garden. Thanks mama! Made for ZWT4.