This is a great recipe! It is hearty, full of flavor and is wonderful to make on a cold,rainy or snowy day. The smell while cooking just says...Hhmmm home!
Photo: Tina Evans
- 1 (2 3/4-pound) boneless chuck roast*
- 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 4 cups water
- 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
- 2 teaspoons salt
- 1 teaspoon garlic salt
- 3/4 teaspoon pepper
- 1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
- 2 bay leaves
- 4 carrots, scraped
- 2 stalks celery
- 4 medium-size red potatoes
- 3 small onions
- 2 green bell peppers
- 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
- 3 tablespoons water
- Trim fat from roast; cut roast into 1-inch cubes. Place cubes and 1/4 cup flour in a plastic bag; seal bag, and shake vigorously to coat.
- Pour oil into a large Dutch oven; place over medium-high heat until hot. Add beef, and cook, stirring occasionally, until browned.
- Add 4 cups water and next 6 ingredients; bring to a boil. Cover, reduce heat, and simmer 2 hours or until tender.
- Cut carrots and celery into 2-inch lengths. Peel potatoes; cut potatoes and onions into eighths. Cut bell peppers into 1-inch pieces.
- Add carrots, celery, potatoes, onions, and bell peppers to beef mixture; cover and simmer 30 minutes or until vegetables are tender.
- Combine 3 tablespoons flour and 3 tablespoons water, stirring well; stir into stew. Bring to a boil; boil, stirring constantly, 1 minute or until thickened and bubbly.
- *2 pounds stew meat may be substituted for roast.
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