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Old-Time Beef Stew Recipe

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Added: Thursday, January 22, 2009

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 T. Shortening
2 lb. Beef Stew Meat
1 large Onion, sliced
1 Garlic Clove, chopped
4 c. Water
1 T. Salt
1 T. Lemon Juice
1 tsp. Sugar
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1/2 tsp. Pepper
1/2 tsp. Paprika
Bay Leaf
Dash of Allspice or Cloves
Carrots, Onions, Potatoes

Directions:
Directions:
Heat fat in a Dutch oven. Add the stew meat. Brown for about 20 minutes, long and slow. Slice the onion into pot; add garlic, water, salt, lemon juice, sugar, Worcestershire sauce, pepper, paprika, bay leaf and spice. Cover and simmer 2 hours. Add enough chunked carrots, onions and potatoes to feed the number you want to serve. Simmer 30 minutes. Remove from heat. For gravy: Pour 1/2 c. cold water and 1/4 c. flour into a shaker and shake until smooth. Add to meat mixture and bring to boil to thicken while stirring.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I took this recipe from a magazine years ago. It was described as "the stew that HIS mother used to make." It's a favorite!

 

 

 

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