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Old Fashioned Beef Stew

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This hearty beef and vegetable stew recipe makes a great hot main dish for cold winter nights. Use the slow cooker directions when time is short.

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Servings/Yields: 5 or makes about 7 cups
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 1 hour & 30 minutes
Ready In: 1 hour * 50 minutes

2 tbsp all-purpose flour
12 ounces beef stew meat, cut into 3/4-inch cubes
2 tbsp cooking oil
3 cups vegetable juice
1 cup water
1 medium onion, cut into thin wedges
1 tbsp Worcesershire sauce
1 & 1/2 tsp instant beef bouillon granules
1 tsp dried oregano, crushed
12 tsp dried marjoram, crushed
1/4 tsp black pepper
1 bay leaf
3 cups cubed potato (about 3 medium)
1 & 1/2 cups frozen cut green beans
1 cup frozen whole kernel corn
1 cup sliced carrot (2 medium)

1. Place flour in a plastic bag. Add meat cubes, a few at a time, shaking to coat. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven brown meat in hot oil; drain fat. Stir in vegetable juice, water, onion, Worcestershire sauce, bouillon granules, oregano, marjoram, pepper, and bay leaf. Bring to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 1 14 hours or until meat is nearly tender.

2. Stir in potato, green beans, corn, and carrot. Return to boiling; reduce heat. Simmer, covered, about 30 minutes more or until meat and vegetables are tender. Discard bay leaf. Makes 5 servings (about 7 cups).

Old Fashioned Beef Stew
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