Old Fashioned Beef Stew


° 2 lb stewing beef cubes
° 1/2 cup flour
° 1 t vegetable oil
° 3/4 c water
° 2 chop onions
° 2 carrots peeled &  chopped
° 2 parsnips, peeled & chop
° 2 potatoes peeled and cut into cubes
° 3 cups beef broth
° 2 bay leave
° 2 teaspoons dried marjoram (or thyme)
° 3/4 tsp salt
° 3/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
° 2 cups trimmed and chopped green beans
1. In a large bowl, combine the beef cubes and half the flour. In a skillet, heat the oil over medium-high heat. Add the beef cubes, in batches, and cook until golden brown. Place the beef cubes in the slow cooker.
2. Add 1/2 cup (125 mL) water to skillet and bring to boil, scraping up browned bits. Pour the liquid into the slow cooker, then add the onions, carrots, parsnips, potatoes, beef broth, rutabaga, bay leaves, marjoram, salt and pepper. Cover and cook on low for 8 to 10 hours (or on high for 4 to 6 hours).
3. In a bowl, combine the remaining flour and water. Pour the flour mixture into the slow cooker and mix. Add green beans. Cover and cook on high for 10 minutes. Remove the bay leaves.
Enjoy !

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