Southern Beef Stew

We have been making this Southern Beef Stew for about 40 years. It has always been a family favorite.

1 1/2 lbs stewing beef
1/2 cup all purpose flour for dredging meat
1/4 cup olive oil
1 carrot sliced
1 whole onion diced into large pieces
1 cup frozen green peas
4-5 large potatoes diced into large pieces

Directions :
Dredge pieces of beef in flour seasoned with salt and pepper.
Heat oil in a cast iron skillet.
Brown beef on all sides.
Place beef in a Dutch oven and add enough water to barely cover meat.
Bring to a boil then lower heat to low and simmer covered at least 2 hours or until tender.
Add carrot, onion, peas and potatoes.
Add enough water to barely cover vegetables.
Cook until vegetables are tender.
At this point I remove the lid and let it simmer a few minutes
longer or until it starts to thicken.
Stir occasionally to keep from sticking.
This is good served with hot biscuits and homemade apple sauce.

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