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Sweet and Sour Beef Stew

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 pounds beef stew meat
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 medium carrots, grated (1 cup)
  • 2 medium onions, sliced (1 cup)
  • 1 (8 ounce) can tomato sauce
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon cold water
  • 2 teaspoons cornstarch
  • Hot cooked noodles
  • Poppy seed (optional)

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Instructions

  1. Brown stew meat in hot oil, transfer to slow cooker.
  2. Add carrots, onion, tomato sauce, 1/2 cup water, brown sugar, vinegar, Worcestershire sauce and salt.
  3. Cover and cook on LOW for 6 to 8 hours. Meat should be tender.
  4. Blend 1 tablespoon cold water with cornstarch; add to stew. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  5. Serve over hot noodles.
  6. Sprinkle with poppy seed.