Beef and Vegetable Soup
beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch cubes
Melt butter in a large heavy pot with lid.
Trim meat of all fat and cut into 1-inch cubes; brown beef on all sides.
Add vegetables (except cabbage) which have all been sliced into pieces of approximately the same size.
Add 5 cups water; cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours, adding more water if needed.
Slice cabbage and add to pot along with salt and pepper.
Simmer for 20-25 minutes longer.