Great-grandma Ellen's Skånsk kalops (Swedish beef stew)
- 1.5 #'s of stew beef
- 2 carrots
- 1 onion
- 2-4 potatoes
- water, flour, whole allspice, bay leaves and salt
- You can substitute ground allspice for the whole berry
- 12 whole berries = about 1 t ground.
Adapted from ropcorn.com
Cut beef into stew size pieces.
Chop onion and carrots. The carrots should be chopped pretty thick.
Fry beef and onion in a pot with some butter/oil until beef has gotten lightly browned.
Pour a thin layer of flour over the beef and onion, stir.
Pour in water so that it just covers the beef .
Season with about 1.5-2 teaspoons of salt, 10-15 whole allspice and 5-7 bay leaves then add the carrots.
Let simmer under lid for at least 1,5 hours. I prefer to let it simmer about 2-3 hours.
Taste stew a few times while it simmers to check if additional seasoning is needed, or extra water needs to be added.
Peel and boil potatoes.
Add boiled potatoes just before serving.