1 package beef
4 large potatoes
1 onion -- cooking
2 bay leaves
1 can peas -- optional
Brown the beef with the onions in a large pot. Once the meat is brown add
3 cups of water and bay leaves. Heat over medium heat while you peel the potatoes and carrrots. Add potatoes and carrots to the stew pot. Cover with water. Bring to a boil. Cook until potatoes are tender. Mix up a flour and water mixture to thicken the stew. Add it right to the pot. No
need to remove the meat/veggies. Stir well to make sure you don't get lumps. Add pepper/salt/whatever you like for spices. I sometimes add garlic when rowning the meat. Oregano is a nice touch as well. Once the stew is thickened you can serve it. Sometimes I make dumplings with the stew. I usually buy a box of Bisquick as it has a recipe on it. Unfortunately I cannot relay the recipe to you as I don't have any in the house at the moment. You would have to talk to my grandmother if you wanted to make them from scratch. Isn't that the way it always is.