3Lbs. Stew Meat, seasoned w/ salt, pepper, garlic, and a other added spices to obtain a smokey mesquite flavor. Let meat sit in spice rub 20-30 minutes. Heat pan(preferably a cast iron dutch oven), over medium high heat, add 2 1/2Tbls. evoo, sear meat in batches. Add all meat back to pot, and 4cups water, and season with more of the same mesquite seasoning and turmeric. Bring to a boil, and simmer reducing liquid, and concentrating flavors, about 1 1/2hrs. Add back about 3 1/2 to 5cups more water, and vegetables, and simmer for about 25 minutes. Serve with or without.crackers. Telling you here to enjoy would be redundant.