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Old Fashioned beef Stew
1/2 c. flour
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. pepper
2 lb. beef stew meat, cut into 1 inch pieces
2 tbsp. shortening
6 c. hot water
3 pared med. potatoes, cut into 1-inch cubes
1 med. turnip, cut into 1-inch cubes
4 carrots, cut into 1-inch slices
1 green pepper, cut into strips
1 c. sliced celery
About 1/2 c. diced onion
1 tbsp. salt
2 beef bouillon cubes
1 bay leaf

Mix flour, 1 teaspoon salt and pepper. Coat meat with flour mixture. Melt
shortening in large skillet; brown meat thoroughly. Add water; heat to boiling.
Reduce heat; cover and simmer 2 hours. Stir in remaining ingredients. Simmer 30
minutes or until vegetables are tender. If desired, thicken stew. In covered jar,
shake 1 cup cold water and 2-4 tablespoons flour until blended. Stir into stew;
heat to boiling, stirring constantly. Boil and stir 1 minute. 6 servings.