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Monday, February 22, 2010

Old Fashioned Beef Stew

2 lbs cube steak
4 potatoes, peeled and chopped into 1-inch cubes
1 (10 ounce) can stewed tomatoes
1 medium chopped onions
2 cloves minced garlic
1 cups peeled, chopped carrots
1 cup whole kernel corn
1 cup peas
3 quarts water
3 teaspoons salt
2 teaspoons black pepper
3 whole bay leaves
4 teaspoons chopped parsley
1/4 teaspoon basil
1/4 teaspoon oregano
1 tablespoon cornstarch
cooking oil (as needed)
Heat oil on a large skillet.
Add garlic and chopped beef and on all sides.
Add 3 quarts of water.
Add seasoning, potatoes, tomatoes and onion
Simmer for 2 hours, watching carefully to be sure the food doesn't dry out.
Add all other vegetables and simmer 1 more hour.
Add water as needed.
Add cornstarch, a little at a time, until stew is as thick as you want it to be.
**This can also be done in the crock pot.
Brown beef and garlic.
Add to crock pot.
Add all ingredients except the peas and corn.
Cook on high for 4 hours.
Add peas and corn and cook an additional hour.
Add cornstarch at the end, a little at a time, for desired thickness**

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