Saturday, October 15, 2011

Good & Easy Beef Stew

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This is a very good recipe.  The extra ingredients of lemon juice, allspice and Worcestershire give it a different flavor from your traditional beef stew recipes.  Try it - you won't be disappointed!

2 lb stew meat, or chuck roast cut into 1" cubes
paprika, optional
4 cups hot water
2 tsp beef bouillon granules
1 tsp lemon juice
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1 bay leaf
1/2 - 1 tsp salt, or more, to taste
1/4 pepper
pinch allspice
1 tsp sugar
1 medium onion, cut up
6 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
3-5 potatoes, peeled and cut up

Brown the meat in a bit of oil in a heavy skillet.  Do this in batches, if necessary. Drain.  Add the water, bouillon, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaf, salt, pepper, allspice, sugar and half of the onion.  Bring to a boil and cover.  Reduce flame and simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes, or until the met is almost tender.  Add the vegetables and bring to another boil.  Cover and simmer for another 20 - 30 minutes, or until the vegetables are tender.  Thicken for gravy with a mixture of flour and cold water.

Additional bouillon may be added, if you want a beefier flavor.

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