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Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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Ingredients
  All purpose flour 1⁄2 Cup (8 tbs)
  Salt 1 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Beef stew meat 2 Pound, cut into 1 inch pieces
  Shortening 2 Tablespoon
  Water 6 Cup (96 tbs)
  Potatoes 3 Medium, pared and cut into 1 inch cubes
  Turnip 1 Medium, cut into 1 inch cubes
  Carrots 4 , cut into 1 inch slices
  Green pepper 1 , cut into strips
  Celery 1 Cup (16 tbs), sliced
  Onion 1 Medium, diced
  Salt 1 Tablespoon
  Beef bouillon cubes 2
  Bay leaf 1
Directions

Coat meat with flour mixture.
Melt shortening in large skillet.
Brown meat thoroughly.
Add water; heat until water boils.
Reduce heat.
Cover tightly; simmer 2 hours.
Stir in' vegetables and seasonings.
Cover and simmer until vegetables are tender, about 30 minutes.
If desired, thicken stew.
Shake 1 cup water and 2 to 4 tablespoons flour in covered jar; stir slowly into stew.
Heat, stirring constantly, until stew boils.
Boil and stir 1 minute. (Can be served immediately.)
Cover and refrigerate.
15 minutes before serving, heat Old fashioned Beef Stew over medium high heat.

Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Ingredient: 
Beef

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