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Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe

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1 lb beef chunk, trimmed and cut into 1 in. cubes
2 tbsp. flour
2 tsp. oil
2 large yellow onions, thinly slices (about 3 cups)
2 cups sliced mushrooms
2 cloves garlic, minced
2 tsp tomato paste
2 cups beef broth
4 cups sliced carrots
2 medium potatoes, thinly sliced (about 2 cups)
1 cup green bean pieces
1 tbsp cornstarch
1 tbsp cold water
1/4 cup chopped parsley

Coat beef with flour, shaking off excess. In a large nonstick
pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add beef; saute until
browned, about 6 minutes. Place on a plate.
Add onions and mushrooms to pot; saute for 6 minutes. Add
garlic; saute , stirring for 1 minutes. Pour off fat. Return beef
to pot; stir in tomato paste, then broth. Add enough water to
just cover; ring to a boil. Reduce to low; simmer until beef is
tender, about 1 1/4 hrs. Skim off any foam.
Add carrots, potatoes, and green beans. Cover partially;
simmer for about 15 minutes.
I a bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into stew.
Increase heat and boil uncovered for about 1 minute. Sprinkle
with parsley and serve.

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Cook time 1 3/4 hour




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