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                           Puerto Rican Beef Stew
 
 Recipe By     : Bon Appetit March 1993
 Serving Size  : 6    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Beans & Peas                     Beef & Veal
                 Bon Appetit Magazine             Chowder, Soups & Stews
                 Ethnic                           To Post
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    3      tablespoons   vegetable oil
    1 1/2  pounds        stewing beef -- cut into 1 1/2-inch
                         -- pieces
    1      large         onion -- chopped
    3      large         garlic cloves -- chopped
    1      tablespoon    chopped fresh parsley
    4                    fresh thyme sprigs -- or 1 teaspoon
                         -- dried, crumbled
    4                    bay leaves
    2      tablespoons   all purpose-flour
    2      cans          beef broth -- (14 1/2-ounce)
    2      cups          dry red wine
    4      large         potatoes -- cut lengthwise into
                         -- quarters
    3      large         carrots -- cut into 3/4-inch
                         -- pieces
      1/2  pound         green beans -- trimmed halved
                         chopped fresh parsley
 
 Heat oil in heavy large pot or Dutch oven over high heat.  Add beef in batches 
 and brown.  Using slotted spoon, transfer beef to bowl.  Add onion and garlic t
 o pot and saute 5 minutes.  Add parsley, thyme, bay leaves and flour.  Stir 2 m
 inutes.  Gradually mix in broth and wine.  Return beef to pot and bring mixture
  to boil.  Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer uncovered 45 minutes.
 
 Add potatoes and carrots to stew.  Simmer until meat and vegetables are tender,
  stirring occasionally, about 30 minutes.  Add green beans and simmer until bea
 ns are tender and gravy is slightly thickened, about 10 minutes.  Transfer stew
  to large bowl.  Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.
 
 Joanne Lopez-Cepero, Merrick, New York
 
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