Old Time Beef Stew

Jessie Hamilton, F.H.S.

  • 2 lb trimmed beef
  • 2 tsp cooking oil
  • 2 cup hot water
  • 2 tsp onion flakes
  • 1 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp Meat Magic
  • 1 tsp sugar
  • 2 bay leaves
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 1/2 tsp paprika
  • 1/2 tsp garlic flakes
  • 1 beef soup mix

In Dutch oven, thoroughly brown meat in hot oil. Add water and next 10 ingredients. Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, stirring occasionally. Remove bay leaves; add vegetables, Cover and cook 30 minutes longer, or until vegetables are tender. Remove liquid. Add water if necessary. Combine beef soup mix, the 1/4 cup water, and flour until smooth. Stir slowly into hot liquid. Cook and stir until bubbly (3 minutes). Pour gravy over meat and vegetables.

Makes 6 to 8 servings.

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