Beef Stew

2 lb stew meat, 1" cubes
1 large onion, sliced
3 tbs oil
1 can (1lb 12oz) tomatoes
1/2 c flour
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tsp salt
1/3 c water
1/2 tsp pepper
1 bay leaf
6 carrots, cut into 1" pieces
3 medium potatoes, peeled, cubed


Coat beef cubes with a mixture of flour, salt and pepper. Brown in hot oil in bottom of oven. While oven is still hot, pour water in and scrape brown bits from bottom. Place remaining ingredients into oven and cover. Simmer 1 to 2 hours or until meat is tender and potatoes are done.

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