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Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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Ingredients
  Boneless beef round steak 1 1⁄4 Pound, cut into 1-inch cubes and trimmed of fat
  Diet margarine 1 Tablespoon
  Hot water 1 1⁄2 Cup (24 tbs)
  Salt 1 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), minced
  Paprika 1⁄2 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄4 Teaspoon
  Ground cloves 1 Dash
  Carrots 8 Medium, quartered
  Potatoes 4 Small, peeled and quartered
  Onions 4 Small, quartered
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Cold water 1⁄4 Cup (4 tbs)
Directions

In Dutch oven brown beef in diet margarine, Add the 1 1/2 cups hot wafer, the salt, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, garlic, paprika, pepper, and cloves.
Cook, covered, "1/4 hours; stir often.
Remove bay leaves; add vegetables.
Cook, covered, 30 to 45 minutes.
Drain; reserve liquid.
Skim fat.
Add water to liquid to equal 1 1/4 cups; return to Dutch oven.
Combine cornstarch and the 1/4 cup cold water; stir into hot liquid, Cook and stir till thickened and bubbly; stir in beef and vegetables.
Heat through.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Side Dish
Method: 
Stewed
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Healthy

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