Friday, January 25, 2008

Old Fashioned Beef Stew


1/2 cup flour
1 tsp salt
1/3 tsp pepper
2 pounds stewing beef
1/3 cup shortening
1 Tbls. lemon juice
2 Tbls. Worcestershire sauce
1 large onion, diced
1 bay leaf
2 lbs carrots, peeled and cut
5 medium to large potatoes, peeled, and diced

Mix the flour, salt and pepper into a large bowl, or a plastic Ziploc bag. Toss the beef cubes into the mixture, and coat. Melt the shortening in a large pot. When the fat is hot add the beef, a few pieces at a time. Brown the beef on all sides, removing what is done to another bowl, and adding more as necessary. When the last of the meat has been browned, add it all back into the pot. Pour 4 cups of boiling water over this. Stir and add the lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, onions, and bay leaf. Lower the heat, cover, and simmer for 2 hours. Add the carrots and potatoes. Cook for another 30 minutes, until vegetables are tender.

Serve in bowls with lots of nice bread and a salad!

3 comments:

Sandy said...

Mmmmm, I love making stew. Your photo is beautiful!
Sandy

Haus Frau said...

i'm making this on Saturday as a welcome home meal for my knight. :o)

jennifer said...

Oh I have got to have beef stew now. My stomach actually growled over that picture...Jennifer