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Old Time Beef Stew


Ingredients:

  • 2 T. oil

  • 2 lbs. beef chuck cut into 1 1/2" cubes.

  • 1 large onion

  • 1 clove garlic

  • 4 C. boiling water

  • 1 T. salt

  • 1 T. lemon juice

  • 1 tsp. sugar

  • 1 tsp. worcestershire

  • 1/2 tsp. pepper

  • 1/2 tsp.paprika,

  • bay leaves

  • allspice.

  • 6 carrots cut in chunks

  • 1 lb. small pearl onions

  • 2 or 3 diced potatoes.

Preparation:

  • Heat oil in dutch oven. Add beef chuck cut into 1 1/2" cubes.

  • Brown on all sides-should take 20 min. Don't rush.

  • Slice large onion and add along with a clove of garlic on a tooth pick, boiling water, salt and lemon juice, sugar and worcestershire

  • Add pepper and paprika, a bay leaf or two and a dash of allspice.

  • Simmer-do not boil-2 hours.

  • Add 6 carrots cut in chunks and 1 lb. small white onions and perhaps a few diced potatoes.

  • Simmer 30 min. longer until tender.

  • Discard bayleaf and garlic.

  • If necessary, thicken with 1/2 C. water and 1/4 C. flour mixed in a shaker bottle.

  • Cook gently for a few more minutes.

  • Serve in deep bowls.


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