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Old-time Beef Stew Recipe

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2 lbs. beef, cut in 1/2 inch cubes
1 tsp. Worcestershire Sauce
1 clove garlic or 1/8 tsp. garlic powder
1 medium onion, sliced
1 or 2 bay leaves
1 tbsp. salt (or less)
1 tsp. sugar
1/2 tsp. pepper (or less, quite nippy with 1/2)
1/2 tsp. paprika
Dash ground allspice or cloves
6 carrots, pared and quartered
4 potatoes, pared and quartered
1 lb. small white onions

In Dutch oven, thoroughly brown meat in 2 tbsps. hot oil, turning often.
Add 2 cups hot water and next nine ingredients.
Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stir occasionally to keep from sticking.
Remove bay leaves and garlic.
Add vegetables.
Cover and cook 30 to 45 minutes, or till vegetables are tender.

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