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Old Fashioned Beef Vegetable

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Ingredients
  Low sodium bacon 1 Ounce, coarsely chopped
  Lean beef stew meat 8 Ounce, cut into thin strips
  Onion 1 Large, coarsely chopped
  Garlic 1 Clove (5 gm), finely chopped
  Carrots 2 Large, cubed
  Parsnips 8 Ounce, diced
  All purpose potatoes 8 Ounce, peeled and diced
  Tomato paste 2 Teaspoon
  Beef stock 2 Quart
  Dried sage 1 Teaspoon
  Bay leaf 1
  Salt 1⁄8 Teaspoon
  Pepper 1⁄8 Teaspoon
Directions

GETTING READY
1. In a saucepan, add the bacon.
2. Stir and cook for 3 minutes.
3. Stop cooking when the bacon is crisp and the fat comes out.
4. Take the bacon out of the pan and discard it.

MAKING
5. In the same pan with the bacon fat, add beef, onion, and garlic.
6. Saute the mixture until it browns.
7. Stir in the carrots, parsnips, and potatoes, and cook for about 7 minutes.
8. Stir in tomato paste, stock, and herbs.
9. Reduce the heat and simmer, partially covered, stirring occasionally, for 30 to 45 minutes, until the beef and vegetables are tender and the broth is rich.
10. Using a slotted spoon, take the bay leaf out of the stew and discard it.
11. Season the stew with salt and pepper.

SERVING
12. Serve hot with bread.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: 
Easy
Cuisine: 
European
Course: 
Appetizer
Method: 
Simmering
Dish: 
Soup
Ingredient: 
Beef
Interest: 
Everyday, Healthy
Preparation Time: 
15 Minutes
Cook Time: 
45 Minutes
Ready In: 
60 Minutes
Servings: 
4

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