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Beef Stew Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
Jeanette Fleming
Added: Monday, October 22, 2007

Category:
Category:

Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 pounds stew beef
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups water
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic, peeled
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon sugar
1/2 teaspoon pepper
3 large carrots, sliced
4 red potatoes, quartered
3 ribs celery, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions:
Directions:
Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaf, onion, salt, sugar, and pepper. Cover the pot and simmer for about 1 1/2 hours. Remove the bay leaf and garlic clove then add the carrots, potatoes, and celery. Cover again and cook for 30 to 45 minutes longer.
To thicken the gravy, remove two cups of the liquid in the pot and set aside. In a separate bowl combine 1/4 cup of water with 2 tablespoons of cornstarch and whisk until smooth. Mix this with the 2 cups of hot liquid then return it all to the pot. Stir well and cook until thick and bubbly.

Number Of Servings:
Number Of Servings:
8
Preparation Time:
Preparation Time:
3 hours

 

 

 

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