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English Brown Stew

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Ingredients

1-1/2 pounds lean beef, cut in one-inch cubes
Flour, salt, pepper
2 tablespoons shortening
1 clove garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon paprika
1/2 teaspoon allspice
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1 teaspoon Worcestershire sauce
2 cups tomato juice
1-1/2 cups water
5 small diced onions
1-1/2 cups diced raw potatoes
3 medium diced carrots
3/4 cup diced celery

Instructions

Preheat electric frying pan to 400 degrees (or use iron skillet to approximate temperature). Dredge the meat in flour seasoned with salt and pepper. Melt shortening and brown meat with minced garlic. Reduce heat to simmer. Add paprika, allspice, sugar, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, tomato juice and water. Cover and cook 1-1/2 hours or until meat is tender. Stir occasionally, adding more water if necessary. Add onions, potatoes, carrots and celery. Cover and cook 45 minutes to one hour or until vegetables are tender.

Virginia Morton
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