*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
                                Beef Stew #1
 Recipe By     : gmccague@sol.UVic.CA (Gordon McCague)
 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Stews
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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    1      package       beef
    4      large         potatoes
    4                    carrots
    1                    onion -- cooking
    2                    bay leaves
    1      can           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.
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