Quick & Easy Beef Stew

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During the holidays, don’t most of us need extra time? This beef stew is quick to prepare and can simmer while you do other things.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds beef (cubed)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 cups water
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 teaspoon paprika
  • Dash of allspice
  • 3 large carrots, sliced
  • 3 stalks celery, chopped
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 tablespoon parsley flakes

Materials

  • Large Frying Pan with Cover
  • Measuring Spoon
  • Measuring Cup
  • Knife
  • Cutting Board
  • Bowl
  • Spoon

Directions

  1. Brown meat in hot oil. Add water, salt, pepper, paprika, and allspice. Cover and simmer 1 1/2 hours.
  2. Add carrots and celery. Cover and cook 30 to 40 minutes longer.
  3. To thicken gravy, remove 2 cups hot liquid. Using a separate bowl, combine 1/4 cup water and cornstarch until smooth. Mix with a little hot liquid and return mixture to pot. Stir and cook until bubbly. Top with parsley flakes and serve.

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In Starter Zone Cami kept herself and her younger sister Alby alive in a post-apocalyptic world, facing starvation, violence, and death on a daily basis. Caught by the military and forcefully inscribed, Cami manages to scam the system and they enter the Realms, a Virtual Reality world, as privileged Players rather than slaves. They experience a world of safety, plenty, and magical adventure.

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