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Beef Stew with Soy Sauce

A favorite in my family´s household, my mom would cook this on Sundays. 
This was something special for us particularly if Dad would cook this
meal, just like he used to cook the Menudo when he was at home 
and not working...  

Here in my version, .....I always add créme fraíche to 
give it a finer taste and a good consistency of the liquid. 
I hope you will try this one. It´s really yummy
 and a favorite in my own household too!
Below is my recipe....

Beef Stew with Soy Sauce


1 kg Beef chuck
2 cloves crushed garlic, 2 bay leaves 
4 medium size potatoes, peeled , cut into 
bite size
1 onion , diced
carrots, peeled and cut coarsely
1 green bell pepper, cut  coarsely
salt & pepper
1 beef bouillion cube
2 tbsps créme fraíche
1 tbsp soy sauce 
1 tbsp corn flour
oil for frying


1. Rinse beef and pat dry with paper towels. Cut beef into bite size pieces and set aside.

In a deep pan or casserole with 2 tbsps oil, fry the onion  until golden brown in color. Add the beef and continue frying til the meat color turns pale, add the crushed garlic, bay leaves and 1/2 liter of water. Cover, let boil, then simmer  under low fire for at least 1 hour. If the liquid has evaporated, add more water to adjust the consistency of the mixture. 

2. Add the carrots and the potatoes and the beef bouillion to the meat mixture and continue cooking for 15 minutes on low fire. When the carrots and potatoes are done
( try to prick the potatoes and carrots with a toothpick for its softness), add the cut green bell pepper, adjust the liquid if necessary by adding 1 cup water, cook for 3 minutes more. 
3.our dissolved in 3 tbsp water + 1 tbsp soy sauce stirring carefully  until the flour is well blended to the mixture. Add the créme fraíche and blend well . Season with salt & pepper according to your taste preferrence. 

Serve hot with cooked rice or Baguette.

Happy Cooking!!!

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