Grandma’s Beef Stew

This is a hearty, wholesome stew, packed with vegetables and flavor, just like Grandma's. This dish freezes well, so leftovers can be used weeks later.
  • 2 lb. beef round, cubed
  • 4 c. water
  • 1 c. white onion, chopped
  • 2 tsp. dried oregano
  • 2 large green peppers, chopped
  • 4 carrots, sliced
  • 4 celery stalks, sliced
  • 4 T. fresh basil, minced
  • 4 garlic cloves, minced
  • 4 T. fresh parsley, minced
  • 4 c. stewed tomatoes
  • 2 T. lemon juice

Brown beef in skillet over medium heat. Drain off all but about 1 tablespoon of fat. Add onions, peppers, carrots, celery and garlic. Sauté for a few minutes. Add tomatoes and 2 cups water. Stir in oregano. Simmer 1 1/2 to 2 hours, until beef is tender.

Stir in basil, parsley and lemon juice before serving.

  • Yields: 8 servings
  • Preparation Time: 2 hours and 15 minutes
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