2.5 lbsBeef chuck cut into stew meat - seasoned with salt, pepper and wondraflour (cook in 2 separate batches)
8 Tbsppeanut oil (in two batches - 4 Tbsp each)
2Tbsp Seattle Fish works seasoning(added to flour)
3cups water (add bouillon)
6Beef Bouillon Cubes
1 onion diced
1 Tbsptomato paste
4 garlic cloves sliced
8Roma tomatoes (peeled, seeded and diced)
2 fresh bay leaves
⅛tsp fresh thyme
½tsp onion powder
½tsp garlic powder
1 sprig fresh rosemary
3 mediumpotatoes cubed
3 carrots sliced
1tsp Hacomat - optional
Generously season all sides of the beef with salt and pepper and lightlydust with Wondra flour. Add the canola oil to a Dutch oven and place over highheat. When the oil is almost to smoking point (or shimmering in pan) brown themean in small batches, turning to sear all sides and removing each batch as itis finished.
Heat oven to 250 degrees (you can also use stove top or crock-pot).
Add stew meat, onion, tomato paste, and garlic. Cook for 3 minutesbefore adding tomatoes, seasonings, and stock. Cover and cook in the oven forat least 4 hours. Remove pot from oven and place on stove top over medium-lowheat.
Add vegetables to the stew and add more beef broth if low. Taste andre-season if needed. Cover and cook for 1-1&1/2 hours. If you want the stewto be thick add a slurry of Wondra flour and cold beef broth (mixingthoroughly) then pour into stew while its boiling. Stir then reduce heat tolow.