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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Easy, EASY Oven Stew

Ingredients and Directions:

Mix the following ingredients together in heavy pot (enameled cast iron cookware works great for this)...

1-2 lbs. cut up stew meat (or small chunks of cubed steak)
6 medium or large potatoes (Irregular-sized chunks work fine)
6 stalks celery, sliced into 1/2" pieces
6 carrots (I like to have them in irregular shapes/sizes)
1 med. onion (sliced pole to pole)


Thoroughly combine the following and add to the above...

1 and 1/2 cups tomato juice (I like to use one sodium-reduced 12 oz. can of V-8)
1/2 cup water
3 teaspoons Lawry's seasoned salt
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoon flour

Do not add more liquid unless you notice it needs more after the first hour. Cover tightly and bake at 325-degrees for about 2 hours or until everything is tender.  Sometimes, I bake it at 350-degrees for 1 hour, and then reduce heat to 300-degrees for 2 hours.  Whatever works with your oven and your schedule.

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