Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Homemade Beef Stew

1 pkg. stew meat
3 TBSP. shortening
6-8 cups water
1 onion, chopped
1 can tomatoes
3-4 carrots, sliced
3-4 celery stalks, sliced
4-5 potatoes, cubed
2 TBSP. vinegar
salt, pepper to taste

Flour and brown stew meat in shortening on low flame. Add 6-8 cups water and onion. Simmer 2-3 hours. Add tomatoes. Cook 1/2 hour and add carrots, and celery. Cook 45 minutes longer. Add potatoes and cook for 1/2 hour. Add vinegar, salt and pepper. This can also be adapted for the crockpot: Brown stew meat on top of stove in shortening. Place meat and remaining ingredients into crockpot. Cook 5 hours on high.

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