Wash the veggies!!
Slice them as even and thin as you can.
Chop onion and mince ALL the garlic!!
Heat to medium/ medium high and the oil on your Dutch oven or casserole. (Avoid this step if using a slow-cooker)
Add the onion and cook (covered) for 5-10 min.
Once sautéed, add the garlic and let cook a few more mins. (2-4)
Inn goes the pepper!!! Stir and let cook for about 5 more mins.
Add the sliced veggies.
Combine as you go to let the garlic-onion-pepper mixture kind of cover the veggies. Then cover and let cook for about 10-15 mins.
Add the diced or fresh tomatoes. Mix and cook for as long as you can over low heat.
After a few hours, season and let cook for at least 30 mins. for the flavors to combine. The longer the better!
Serve with bread! This is a really fulfilling meal so don't be fooled! Enjoy!