Margaret's New Zealand Stew
prep time 15 minutes, cook time 2 hours, serves 4-6
1 1/2 pounds lean beef (buy chopped stew meat to save time) or cube into 1 inch chunks
2 Tbspn flour
3 Tbspn brown sugar (lightly packed)
3 Tbspns mustard powder
1 lg onion (cut in half and sliced thin)
1/4 cup vinegar (apple cider if you have it or white)
1/2 cup tomato sauce
1/4 cup Worcester sauce
1 cup apple juice (or cider)
1 bay leaf
1 1/2 cups frozen peas
preheat oven to 400 degrees. (Use oven-safe baking dish that is at least 2 inches tall)
Dump steak into dish, pour mustard powder, flour and brown sugar on top and toss to coat, spread evenly. Layer sliced onions and peas over the top. In a separate bowl, mix together all the sauces and pour over the dish. Cover and bake for 2 hours. Salt and pepper to taste.
Can serve with rice, potatoes or egg noodles. I prefer rice. May serve with salad or cooked carrots for a side. It comes out of the oven with a nice sauce and the whole house smells good. Clean up is pretty easy with only one-dish. I often soak it overnight and then wash it the next morning.