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Saturday, February 19, 2011

Classic Beef Stew

1 lb. Stew Beef, cut into 1” pieces
3 Tbsp. flour
3 Tbsp. olive oil
2 medium onions
3 cloves garlic, minced
4 cups water
4 beef bouillon cubes
3 large carrots, cut into ¼” pieces
2 large russet potatoes, cut into 1” pieces
3 celery stalks, cut into ¼” pieces
¾ cup frozen green beans, cut
1 Tbsp. water
1 Tbsp. cornstarch
1 Tbsp. parsley flakes

Pat beef dry.  Coat with flour.  Heat oil in large pot.  Brown beef for approximately 5 minutes, or until no longer pink on the outside.  Add onion and cook for 2 minutes.  Add garlic and cook for 1 minute.

Add water and bouillon to pot.  Bring to a boil.  Reduce heat and simmer for 1 ½ - 2 hours, until meat is tender. 

Add remaining vegetables and parsley and simmer until vegetables are tender.

In a small bowl, mix water and cornstarch until smooth.  Add to stew and bring to a boil for 1 minute.  Remove from heat.

Serve with crusty French bread for dipping.

Want the more realistic Lazy Wife way??

Throw everything, except the 3 Tbsp. cornstarch and water, into the pot and simmer on low for 3 hours, or until tender. Add cornstarch mixture, boil 1 minute & serve. 
Or put it all in a crock pot before leaving for work.  Set it on low for approximately 6 – 8 hours.  By the time you get home, the meal is ready to enjoy!

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