several cloves chopped garlic
3 bay leaves
In the last 15 minutes, remove meat. Mix 1/2 cup of pot juices with 2 tablespoons cornstarch. Add to pot. Cook on high, and stir until thickened.
This made SO many servings! I ate this for like 3 days straight. Even after all the meat was gone, there was still a ton of hearty, meaty tomato gravy. So, I decided to serve it on top of some pasta. Finish with a fresh grating of Parmesan cheese, and you have another meal!
Cheap, cheap, cheap. College kids, I'm talking to you! Impress your friends and cook dinner one night. Everyone will go home happy and stuffed.