Old Fashioned Beef Stew
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
1/4 cup all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon sea salt
1/2 teaspoon fresh cracked black pepper
1 pound beef chuck, cubed
6 small boiling onions
3 large potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, sliced
1-1/2 celery stalks, sliced
1-1/2 cans beef broth (10.5 ounces)
1 tablespoon and 1-1/2 teaspoons all purpose flour
1-1/2 teaspoons cold water
1) In a large pot heat oil over medium high heat.
2) In a resealable plastic bag mix together the flour, garlic powder, salt and pepper.
3) Add a small amount of hte meat at a time and mix until well coated.
4) Brown in hot oil, about 1 minute per side.
5) Remove the browned meat and continue until all the meat is browned.
6) Lower heat to medium and add the onions.
7) For about 3 minutes brown the onions on both sides on each side.
8) Remove them from the pot and set aside.
9) Drain the excess fat from the pot.
10) To the pot add the potatoes, carrots, celery, reserved onions, brown meat, and broth.
11) Stir all together and bring to a boil.
12) Reduce heat to low.
13) Cover and simmer for about 2 hours.
14) Stir occasionally.
15) For a thicker broth: 1/2 hour before stew is done, combine 3 tablespoons flour and water in a
small bowl and mix well.
16) Then slowly stir mixture into stew.