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Old Fashioned Beef Stew Recipe

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Contributor:  
Contributor:  
LaRue Wood

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Ingredients:  
Ingredients:  
2 pounds stew beef
2 tablespoons butter or vegetable oil
1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
1 or 2 bay leaves
1 medium onion, sliced
1 teaspoon salt or to taste
1/2 teaspoon pepper or to taste
1 teaspoon sugar
3-5 potatoes peeled and diced
3-5 large carrots, sliced
3-5 ribs celery, chopped
2 tablespoons cornstarch

Directions:
Directions:
Brown floured meat in butter or vegetable oil in the bottom of a large kettle. Add water to cover, can also use a can of beef broth, add Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves. Add potatoes carrots and celery. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, add cornstarch and a little water until smooth. Mix with a little more hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until thickened.

Personal Notes:
Personal Notes:
This was mom's help you feel better if you're not feeling well, Beef Stew. (Sometimes I add a can of Campbell Golden Mushroom Soup, adds to the flavor and helps to thicken the stew).

 

 

 

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