On separate cutting boards, cube meat and dice veggies.
In medium saute pan, sauté veggies till slightly translucent.
In large saute pan or Dutch oven, brown meat over medium heat in a little olive oil.
Place browned meat and sauteed veggies in crock pot. Add Rotel tomatoes.
Mix *gravy ingredients, seasonings, and tomato paste. Add to crock pot and mix well.
Cook 7-8 hours on LOW.
Notes from the Chef: Often I sub canned chopped tomatoes and Hatch green chilies for Rotel. Serve over rice or on a tortilla (although over rice is less messy). I top with a little queso and salad topper (shredded cabbage, cilantro, dash rice vinegar, salt, and Mexican oregano). Could make this recipe *gluten free. Simply choose a gluten free gravy mix or make your own.