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Spiced Beef And Vegetable Stew

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This recipe is spicy and quite comforting. If you are not into spicy food, go ahead and make it without the chili peppers and the cayenne. Either way, you will love the tenderness of the meat and the fullness of the body this stew delivers. Enjoy!
Ingredients
  Cubed beef 2 Pound
  Flour 3 Tablespoon
  Cayenne pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Black pepper 1 Teaspoon
  Onion powder 1 Teaspoon
  Water 3 Cup (48 tbs) (1/4 Cup Warm Water)
  Yellow onion 1 Medium, chopped
  Whole garlic 2 Clove (10 gm)
  Chili pepper 1 , halved with seeds and membrane
  Worcestershire sauce 1 Tablespoon
  Dried thyme 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaves 2
  Paprika 1 Teaspoon
  Sugar 1 Teaspoon
  Carrots 3 Medium, sliced
  Celery stalks 3 , sliced
  Baby red potatoes 16 , scrubbed well
  Cornstarch 1 Tablespoon
  Olive oil 1 Tablespoon
  Salt To Taste
  Pepper To Taste
Directions

In a small bowl, mix together the flour, cayenne, salt, pepper and onion powder.
Rinse and pat dry the beef. Sprinkle the flour mixture on the beef and coat evenly on all sides. Heat a pot with some oil and brown the beefworking in batches. Set aside.
Add ½ cup of water to the pan and scrape the brown bits from the bottom. Return the beef to the pan and add the remaining 1 ½ cups water. Add the onion, garlic, chili pepper, Worcestershire sauce, thyme, bay leaves, paprika and sugar. Season with salt and pepper. Bring pot to a simmer and cook for about 1 hour.
Remove the chili pepper, garlic cloves and bay leaves from the pan. Add the carrots, celery and potatoes. Add 1 cup of water and re‐season with salt and pepper if necessary. Bring to a boil and cook for an additional 20 to 30 minutes.
Mix the cornstarch with the remaining ¼ cup warm water. Add it to the pot and stir in well. Let the sauce come to a boil and thicken.
Serve with some crusty bread and enjoy!
Note: If you do not want to make this spicy, simply omit the chili pepper and the cayenne.

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Recipe Summary

Cuisine: 
American
Course: 
Main Dish
Taste: 
Spicy
Method: 
Simmering
Ingredient: 
Beef
Cook Time: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4
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