Beef Stew

Serves 6-8

2 pounds beef, cut into 1.5 inch cubes
1 T. oil
4 Cups boiling water
1 t. lemon juice
1 t. Worcestershire sauce
1 clove garlic
1 onion sliced
2 t. salt
1/2 t. pepper
1 t. sugar
6 carrots quartered
1 pound small white onions

Heat oil in pot until hot. Thoroughly brown meat on all sides in hot fat. Add water, lemon juice, Worcestershire sauce, garlic, onion and seasonings. Simmer for 2 hours; stirring occasionally to keep from sticking. Add carrots and small onions which have been peeled. Continue cooking 20-30 minutes or until vegetables are done.

Sometimes I made dumplings:

Fluffy Dumplings

1 1/2 Cup sifted flour
3 1/2 t. baking powder
1/2 t. salt
3/4 Cup milk

Sift dry ingredients together. Add milk all at once and stir just until flour is moistened. Drop dumplings by teaspoon on top of hot stew right after vegetables have cooked 20 minutes. Cover tightly and cook 12 minutes.