Quick And Easy Beef Stew

I threw this together last night and it was very tasty. We all weren’t eating, so I don’t know if it would have served our whole family of seven. It possibly could have with 7 1-cup servings.

1.5 pounds of beef (for stew, or some beef cut up), browned
2 carrots
2 stalks of chopped celery
1/2 cup chopped onion
2 potatoes (I used red ones), cut into bite-sized pieces
pinch of garlic (I used dehydrated)
1 small can of V-8
1 large (32oz. I believe) container of chicken stock
1.5 c. water
salt and pepper to taste
*1T. cornstarch to thicken (optional)

Place browned meat in soup pot on medium heat. Add stock, water and V-8. Stir continue to heat. In separate pan, saute onion and celery; add to soup pot. Cut carrots in bite-sized coins; add to soup pot. Add garlic, salt and pepper. I simmered this for about 1hr, loosely covered (or until vegetables are soft). Serve with a thick slice of yummy bread. *I added 1T flour to mine (preferred cornstarch but couldn’t find), to thicken it a bit.


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