Trim excess fat from meat.
Combine flour, 1 teaspoon salt, and 1/8 teaspoon pepper; pound into meat.
Cut in serving-size pieces.
Brown in hot shortening; drain off fat.
Top with onion; stir in 1 cup water and remaining ingredients.
Bring to boiling; reduce heat.
Simmer, covered, 1 hour.
Remove bay leaf.