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Saturday, October 30 2010
2 pounds  beef stew meat, (such as chuck), trimmed and cubed
2 teaspoons  caraway seeds
1 1/2-2 tablespoons  sweet or hot paprika, (or a mixture of the two), preferably Hungarian (see Ingredient Note)
1/4 teaspoon  salt
  Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1   large or 2 medium onions, chopped
1   small red bell pepper, chopped
1 14-ounce can  diced tomatoes
1 14-ounce can  reduced-sodium beef broth
1 teaspoon  Worcestershire sauce
3 cloves  garlic, minced
2   bay leaves
1 tablespoon  cornstarch mixed with 2 tablespoons water
2 tablespoons  chopped fresh parsley

1. Place beef in a 4-quart or larger slow cooker. Crush caraway seeds with the bottom of a saucepan. Transfer to a small bowl and stir in paprika, salt and pepper. Sprinkle the beef with the spice mixture and toss to coat well. Top with onion and bell pepper.
2. Combine tomatoes, broth, Worcestershire sauce and garlic in a medium saucepan; bring to a simmer. Pour over the beef and vegetables. Place bay leaves on top. Cover and cook until the beef is very tender, 4 to 4 1/2 hours on high or 7 to 7 1/2 hours on low.
3. Discard the bay leaves; skim or blot any visible fat from the surface of the stew. Add the cornstarch mixture to the stew and cook on high, stirring 2 or 3 times, until slightly thickened, 10 to 15 minutes. Serve sprinkled with parsley.
Ingredient Note: Paprika specifically labeled as "Hungarian" is worth seeking out for this dish because it delivers a fuller, richer flavor than regular or Spanish paprika. Find it at specialty-foods store or online at and
MAKE AHEAD TIP: Cover and refrigerate for up to 2 days or freeze for up to 4 months. | Prep ahead: Trim beef and coat with spice mixture. Prepare vegetables. Combine tomatoes, broth, Worcestershire sauce and garlic. Refrigerate in separate covered containers for up to 1 day.

Nutrition Facts
Calories 180, Total Fat 5 g, Saturated Fat 2 g, Monounsaturated Fat 2 g, Cholesterol 48 mg, Sodium 250 mg, Carbohydrate 6 g, Fiber 1 g, Protein 25 g, Potassium 298 mg. Daily Values: Vitamin A 25%, Vitamin C 35%, Iron 15%. Exchanges: Vegetable 1,Lean Meat 3
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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