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Beef Stew

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Why I Love This Recipe

I have been using this recipe for over 20 years. It came from my Betty Crocker cookbook. I sometimes will alter the recipe slightly by adding more beef, garlic...and various herbs and spices and what ever veggies I have on hand. It's a great starter recipe.

Ingredients You'll Need

1 1/2 lb beef boneless chick, tip or round, cut into 1 inch pieces
1 tablespoon shortening
3 cups hot water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 large potato, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 1 cup)
1 medium turnip. cut into 1 inch pieces (about 1 cup)
1 medium bell pepper, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 1 cup)
2 medium carrots, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 1 cup)
1 medium stalk celery, cut into 1 inch pieces (about 1/2 cup)
1 small onion, chopped
1/2 teaspoon bottled brown bouquet sauce
1 1/2 teaspoon salt
1 beef bouillon cube
1 bay leaf
1/2 cup cold water
2 tablespoons flour


Cook and stir beef in shortening in 12-inch skillet or dutch oven until beef is brown., about 15 minutes

add 2 cups hot water, 1/2 teaspoon salt and the pepper

heat to boiling, reduce heat. Cover and simmer until beef is almost tender, 2 -2 1/2 hours

Stir in potatoes, turnip, carrots, green pepper, celery, onion, bouguet sauce, 1 1/2 teaspoon salt, the bouillon cube and bay leaf.

Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.

shake 1/2 cup water and the flour in tightly covered container; stir gradually into stew.

Heat to boiling, stirring constantly.

Boil and stir 1 minute.

Goes great with a nice rustic bread or corn bread

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