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Hearty Beef Stew Recipe

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Della Winter Rone
Added: Wednesday, January 25, 2006


1 1/2 lbs. stew meat (cut into about 1" pieces)
1/4 to 1/2 Cup flour
Salt and pepper to taste
3/4 Cup water
2 cups carrots, cut into bite size pieces
1 cup frozen peas
1 cup frozen corn
3 cups potatoes cut in 1" pieces (If they're small, just quarter them)
1 large onion, halved and cut in chunks
1 package brown gravy mix
1 Tablespoon Worcestershire Sauce
1 can chicken broth (14 oz.)
11/2 Cup Water
2 tablespoons corn starch
2 bay leaves

Melt shortening in a skillet. Mix flour with salt and pepper. Dredge stew meat coating with flour and brown in a hot skillet.

Put meat and browned bits into pressure cooker. Add potatoes, carrots, onion. Cook for about 15 minutes once pressure is reached.

Reduce pressure according to directions for cooker. (I run cold water over the lid)

Mix 1 1/2 Cups water with Worcestershire Sauce, brown gravy mix, corn starch and drop in bay leaves. I usually mix this in a separate bowl or cup and then add it to the stew pot. Once mixed in, stir in corn and peas. Cook until well heated and gravy begins to bubble. Season to taste again, if necessary. Remove bay leaves.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
I like this served over rice. Can also be prepared in a regular pot or Dutch oven, covered skillet, etc. Itís really quick if you use a pressure cooker.




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