Beef Stew

Paula Deen's Old Time Beef Stew

Beef Stew

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  • Prep Time

    minutes

  • Total Time

    minutes

  • Servings

    servings


Ingredients

  • 2

    pounds stew beef

  • 2

    tablespoons vegetable oil

  • 2

    cups water

  • 1

    tablespoon Worcestershire sauce

  • 1

    clove garlic, peeled

  • 1 or 2

    bay leaves

  • 1

    medium onion, sliced

  • 1

    teaspoon salt

  • 1

    teaspoon sugar

  • ½

    teaspoon pepper

  • ½

    teaspoon paprika

  • Dash ground allspice or ground cloves

  • 3

    large carrots, sliced

  • 3

    ribs celery, chopped

  • 2

    tablespoons cornstarch

  • 2

    potatoes, peeled and chopped

Directions

Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, bay leaves, onion, salt, sugar, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours. Remove bay leaves and garlic clove. Add carrots, celery and potatoes. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly.


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