Ozark Mountain Stew
A hot and spicy beef stew with potatoes, carrots and aromatic spices.
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon paprika
2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon chili powder
2 pounds beef steaks, diced
3 tablespoons vegetable shortening
2 onions, sliced
1 garlic clove, crushed
1 (28-ounce) can whole tomatoes
3 tablespoons red pepper flakes
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper
2 cups peeled and diced potatoes
2 cups peeled and chopped carrots
- In a bowl combine flour, paprika, salt and chili powder. Dredge diced beef steak in the flour mixture.
- In a large kettle over medium heat, and brown the meat in shortening. Add sliced onions and crushed garlic clove and cook until soft. Stir in whole tomatoes, red pepper flakes, cinnamon, cloves and cayenne pepper. Cover and simmer for 2 hours.
- Add diced potatoes and chopped carrots and cook until tender, about 45 minutes.
Makes 6 servings.