Beef Stew with Zucchini

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Nov. 30, 2011

Ingredients

Boneless beef chunks/Stew beef 2 Pound , cut into 1 1/2
Vegetable oil 1 Tablespoon
Salt 2 Teaspoon
Pepper 1/4 Teaspoon
Onion 1 , peeled and sliced
Water 1/2 Cup (8 tbs)
Marjoram 1/4 Teaspoon
Green pepper 1 , seeded and chopped
Bay leaf 1
Celery stalks 2 , cut into 2
Potatoes 6 , pared and quartered
Zucchini 2 , stemmed and cut into 1
All purpose flour

Directions

MAKING

1) Over moderate-high heat, place a large skillet and thoroughly brown the meat pieces in oil.

2) Over the meat, sprinkle half of the salt and pepper.

3) Transfer the meat to a bowl.

4) In the skillet, saute the onion till it is translucent and then add it to a slow cooker.

5) In the skillet, that is still hot, swirl the water and scrape up the pan juices. Turn the liquid into the slow cooker.

6) Add the bay leaf, green pepper, marjoram, potatoes, celery and zucchini. Sprinkle with the remaining salt and pepper.

7) On top, place the browned meat.

8) Cover the cooker and cook on LOW for 8 to 10 hours.

9) To a serving platter, transfer the meat and vegetables and keep them warm.

10) From the top of the cooking liquid, skim 1 to 2 tablespoons of fat and heat in a medium skillet placed over moderate-low heat.

11) Into the fat, stir the flour.

12) Over the flour, pour the hot cooking liquid and rapidly beat to make a smooth sauce.

13) Gently simmer till the sauce is as thick as whipped cream. Pour it all over the vegetables and meat.

SERVING

14) Serve the preparation while it is still hot. Makes a good main course dish and can be served with toasted bread or even cooked rice.

Recipe Summary

Difficulty Level: Easy
Cook Time: 480 Minutes
Ready In: 480 Minutes

Nutrition Facts

Serving size Complete recipe

Calories 3395Calories from Fat 1215

 % Daily Value*

Total Fat 135 g207.7%

Saturated Fat 40 g200%

Trans Fat 0 g

Cholesterol

Sodium 4691 mg195.46%

Total Carbohydrates 282 g94%

Dietary Fiber 38 g152%

Sugars 27 g

Protein 270 g540%

Vitamin A % Vitamin C %

Calcium % Iron %

*Based on a 2000 Calorie diet