lean stewing beef, trimmed and cut into bite-size pieces
all purpose flour
yellow onions, thinly sliced (about 3 cups)
garlic cloves, minced
tomato paste, italian
carrots, sliced (i use baby carrots & slice in 1/2)
small red potatoes, thinly sliced
fresh sliced green beans (slice into 1-inch pieces)
salt & pepper
How To Make old fashion beef stew
Coat beef with flour, shaking off excess.
In large nonstick pot, heat oil over medium-high heat; add beef and saute until browned, about 6 minutes.
Remove and place on plate.
Add onions and mushrooms to drippings; saute for 6 minutes.
Add garlic; saute for 1 minute;.
Pour off fat and then return beef to pot.
Stir in tomatoe paste and broth.
Add enough water to cover meat; bring to boil.
Reduce heat to low; simmer until beef is tender, about 1 1/2 hours.
Skim off foam.
Add carrots, potatoes, and beans; Cover partially; simmer for 15 minutes.
In small bowl, mix cornstarch and cold water; stir into stew.
Increase heat and boil uncovered for 1 minute.
Season with salt & pepper to taste.
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