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       Title: BRAISED BEEF
  Categories: Meats, Main dish
       Yield: 4 servings
       1    Scallion
     1/4 c  Medium dry sherry
       1 ts Sugar
       1    Clove garlic, minced
     1/2 ts Salt
            Dash pepper
       2 x  Slice minced fresh gingeroot
   2 1/2 tb Peanut oil
       2 lb Beef chuck
     1/2 c  Imported soy sauce
       3 c  Chicken stock
   Cut green part of scallion into 2 pieces. Combine all
   ingredients except meat, oil, & chicken stock in bowl
   and set aside. Heat oil in heavy skillet and brown
   meat quickly on all sides. Add mixture from bowl and
   cook, stirring to heat and blend, about 3 minutes.
   Heat stock in saucepan and add to beef. Simmer covered
   90 mins to 2 hours or until meat is tender. Slice meat
   and serve hot or cold. Reserve gravy for master sauce.
   Strain through cheesecloth when cool and refrigerate
   in a covered dish. Mrs. Thomas H. Morton