---------- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.02
  
       Title: Braised Beef with Noodles
  Categories: Main dish, Meats
       Yield: 2 servings
  
       1 c  Beef cubes
            - from chuck steak*
   1 1/2 c  Water
     1/4 ts Salt
       1 ds Pepper
       1    Bay leaf
       1 sm Onion; coarsely chopped
     2/3 c  Celery, diced
       1 tb Flour
       1 tb Water
   1 1/2 c  Noodles, cooked, unsalted
  
   2 servings of 3/4 cup beef mixture and 3/4 cup noodles each 340
   calories per serving
   
   1. Brown beef cubes in saucepan until well browned.
   
   2. Add 1-1/2 cups water, salt, pepper, and bay leaf. Cover
   and cook over low heat until beef is almost
   tender--about 1 hour.
   
   3. Add onion and celery. Continue cooking until meat and
   vegetables are tender--about 20 minutes.
   
   4. Remove bay leaf.
   
   5. Mix flour and water until smooth. Stir into beef
   mixture. Cook, stirring constantly, until
   thickened--about 2 minutes.
   
   6. Serve over noodles.
   
   *NOTE: Pot beef cubes, use a 1-1/2 pound blade chuck
   steak. Separate lean meat from fat and bone. Cut meat into
   3/4-inch cubes. Divide beef cubes in half. Use half (about
   1 cup) for Braised Beef with Noodles. Save remaining 1 cup
   for Beef and Peppers (p. 34).
   
   * Thrifty Meals for Two: Making Food Dollars Count
   * USDA Home and Garden Bulletin Number 244
   * Meal-Master format courtesy of Karen Mintzias
  
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