Italian Beef Stew Recipe

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beefstew

Italian Beef Stew

Ingredients:

• 2 pounds of stewing meat cut into small pieces

• 1 cup of flour

• 2 15oz cans of san marzano plum tomatoes

• 2 15oz cans of tomato sauce

• 1 cup of water or enough to cover vegetables

• 2 green bell pepper cut in large chunks

• 2 onions cut in half and sliced

• 5 carrots peeled and cut into circles

• 1 large zucchini sliced into circles

• 1/2 pound of fresh green beans

• 4 stalks of celery sliced in small pieces

• 5 small baking potatoes cut into pieces

• 4 cloves of garlic crushed

• 2 Tbls of dried oregano

• 1/4 cup of extra virgin olive oil

• 1 Tbls fresh ground black pepper

• 1 tsp salt

• 3 ounces of Cognac

Directions:

1• Place meat in flour and shake off any excess.

2• Slice all your vegetables.

3• In a large frying pan brown the meat.

4• Add garlic, oregano and salt and pepper and stir some more.

5• Add Cognac and let simmer for about ten minutes and keep on stirring.

6• Add all the vegetable and stir.

7• Add tomatoes, tomato sauce and water so the vegetables are covered and stir.

8• Simmer about 1 hour and a half coveredServe with an italian loaf of bread and red table wine..

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