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                            Aaronson Simple Stew
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 Serving Size  : 1    Preparation Time :0:00
 Categories    : Soups                            Beef
   Amount  Measure       Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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                         -----SUSAN AARONSON PSTT79C-----
    3      lb            Beef cubes -- chuck is fine
    2      c             Onions -- sliced
    3      c             Beef broth
    1      c             Dry red wine
    4                    Tomatoes; skinned -- chopped
   28      oz            Can whole tomatoes
    2      c             Carrot chunks
    1      c             String beans
   12                    Tiny new potatoes -- peeled
                         Whole bay leaf
    1      pkg           Aujus gravy mix
    1      pkg           Frozen tiny peas
 Heat a large, heavy Dutch oven (I used a LeCreuset). When hot, add eht
 beef cube s, searing and browning them on all sides. When browned all
 over, add the onions , sauteeing until they brown a bit. All of this
 searing and browning is done WIT HOUT ANY ADDED FAT OR OIL. After the
 onions are browned, add the wine and deglaz e the pan, which means
 scraping up the browned bits that cling to the bottom of the pan and
 mixing them in with the wine. Add the beef broth and tomatoes and mi x
 again. Cook on medium/high heat to the boil. Lower the flame to
 maintain a slo w, steady simmer and cook for 1/2 hour longer. Add the
 potatoes and cook for an hour more. Add the carrots and the beans and
 cook until the beef is tender. The entire cooking process should take
 about 3 hours. I keep the pot seim-covered un til the end when I want
 to chicken the sauce. Taste and adjust seasoning with sa lt and pepper
 and any herbs you like. Serve over rice or noodles. Sometimes I th row
 a whole bay leaf, thyme and basil at the beginning of the c ooking
 process.  Other times I add a package of au jus gravy mix to enrich
 and t hicken the gray. A package of frozen tiny gree peas is another
 addition. They ad d a nice color to the dish. Enjoy..Susan MM format
 Norma Wrenn npxr56b
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