On Sunday morning my mom and I woke up bright and early and made beef stew together for my family to enjoy after church. I had never made it before, but it was fun and ended up tasting great!
3 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons oil
1 tablespoon oregano
1 tablespoon basil
1 tablespoon black pepper
1 tablespoon garlic powder
1/2 tablespoon salt
1/2 tablespoon celery seed
1/2 tablespoon paprika
1 pound stew beef (cut into 1-inch cubes)
3 cups water
5 cups cut-up vegetables (like potatoes, carrots, onions, and celery!)
1. Coat the beef with flour. Heat oil in large soup pan on medium heat and add the beef; cook until browned on all sides.
2. Combine the spices in a small bowl and stir them into the pan. Add the water.
3. Bring to boil and cover. Reduce the heat and simmer for 1 hour, stirring occasionally. Add vegetables; simmer 45 minutes or until beef and vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. (Thicken stew with more flour, if desired) Enjoy!