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       Title: Cider Beef Stew
  Categories: Polkadot, Epona, Beef, Soups/stews
       Yield: 4 Servings
  
       3 tb Flour
       1 ts Salt
     1/2 ts Pepper
       1 lb Stew beef,
            -cut into 1 chunks
       2 tb Oil
       1 c  Apple cider
     1/2 c  Water
       1 tb Vinegar
     1/2 ts Dried thyme
       2    Carrots, cut into 1
            -pieces
       1    Celery rib, cut into 1
            -pieces
       1 lg Potato, peeled and cubed
       1 md Onion, chopped
  
   Combine flour, salt, and pepper.  Dredge beef in mixture.  In a heavy
   saucepan, brown beef in oil.  Add cider, water, vinegar, and thyme;
   bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 1 hour 45 minutes
   or until beef is falling apart tender. (Add more liquid during this
   time if necessary, using a ration of 2 parts cider to 1 part water.)
   Add veggies; return to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 45 minutes
   or until veggies are tender.
   
   Serves 4
   
   Recipe by Carol Hendrickson from Taste of Home Feb/Mar 95 issue.
   
   (Just a few changes:  when I've made this, I substitute garlic salt
   for plain salt and garlic wine vinegar for the plain. I admit it, I'm
   way too fond of the taste of garlic....)
   
   * The Polka Dot Palace BBS 1-201-822-3627.  Posted by EPONA
  
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