Old Fashioned Beef Stew
|Boneless beef round steak||1 1⁄4 Pound, trimmed and cut into 1 -inch cubes|
|Water||3⁄4 Cup (12 tbs), divided|
|Worcestershire sauce||1 Teaspoon|
|Garlic||1 Clove (5 gm), minced|
|Carrots||8 Medium, quartered|
|Potatoes||8 Small, peeled and quartered|
|Onions||4 Small, quartered|
|Frozen cut green beans||9 Ounce (1 package)|
|Salt||To Taste (optional)|
1. Heat oil in Dutch oven on medium-high heat. Add beef. Cook and stir until browned. Add 1-1/2 cups water, Worcestershire sauce, bay leaves, garlic, paprika and pepper. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat to low. Cover. Simmer 1 hour 15 minutes, stirring occasionally. Remove and discard bay leaves.
2. Add carrots, potatoes and onions. Cover. Simmer 30 to 45 minutes or until vegetables are almost tender. Add beans. Simmer 5 minutes or until tender. Remove from heat. Add 1 cup water to Dutch oven.
3. Combine cornstarch and remaining 1/4 cup water in small bowl. Stir well. Stir into ingredients in Dutch oven. Return to low heat. Cook and stir until thickened. Season with salt, if desired.