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       Title: Beef Stew #1
  Categories: Stews
       Yield: 1 servings
         1 pk beef
         4 lg potatoes
         4    carrots
         1    onion  -- cooking
         2    bay leaves
         1 cn peas  -- optional
   Brown the beef with the onions in a large pot.  Once
   the meat is brown add 3 cups of water and bay leaves.
   Heat over medium heat while you peel the potatoes and
   carrrots. Add potatoes and carrots to the stew pot.
   Cover with water.  Bring to a boil. Cook until
   potatoes are tender. Mix up a flour and water mixture
   to thicken the stew.  Add it right to the pot.  No
   need to remove the meat/veggies.  Stir well to make
   sure you don't get lumps. Add pepper/salt/whatever you
   like for spices.  I sometimes add garlic when rowning
   the meat.  Oregano is a nice touch as well. Once the
   stew is thickened you can serve it.  Sometimes I make
   dumplings with the stew.  I usually buy a box of
   Bisquick as it has a recipe on it. Unfortunately I
   cannot relay the recipe to you as I don't have any in
   the house at the moment.  You would have to talk to my
   grandmother if you wanted to make them from scratch.
   Isn't that the way it always is.
   Recipe By     : gmccague@sol.UVic.CA (Gordon McCague)