*  Exported from  MasterCook  *
 
                          Beef Stew with Zucchini
 
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Meats                            Vegetables
                 Crockpot
 
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
 --------  ------------  --------------------------------
    2       lb           Boneless chuck or beef stew
    1       tb           Vegetable oil
      1/4   tb           Pepper
      1/2   c            Water
    1       md           Green pepper -- sliced
    2       lg           Celery -- cut 2 pcs
    2       sm           Zucchini or other squash
                          2 tb All-purpose flour
                         Cut 1-1/2 cubes
    2       ts           Salt
    1       md           Onion -- slice
      1/4   tb           Marjoram
    1                    Bay leaf
    6       md           Potatoes -- peel, quarter
                         Unpeeled --
 
      In a large skillet over medium heat, thoroughly brown   the meat in
 the oil. Sprinkle half the salt and pepper over   the meat. Lift the
 meat into a bowl. Saute the onion in the   skillet until transparent and
 lift out into the crockpot.   In the same skillet swirl the water,
 scraping up the   juices, then turn the liquid into the crockpot. Add the  
marjoram, green pepper, bay leaf, celery, potatoes and	 zucchini.
 Sprinkle the rest of the salt and pepper. Place   the meat on top and
 cook on low for 8 to 10 hours.     Before serving, remove the meat and
 veggies to a platter   and keep warm. Skim 2 tb fat from the top of the
 liquid and   heat in a skillet. Stir the flour and heat rapidly to make
  a smooth sauce. Simmer until the sauce is as thick as   whipped cream,
 then pour over the meat and veggies.     -JEAN ALLEN
 
 
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