She thinks I was probably between three and five years old when we got this recipe. I remember when she let me shake the beef cubes in the bag of flour. I'm sure I had a lot of fun helping my mom make dinner. I know that I really enjoyed eating this meal. Maw Maw suggests serving it with broccoli. Whenever she has a tomato based meal, she likes to have a green vegetable as a side dish. If you give this recipe a try you will understand why it won a recipe contest and why we still prepare it this many years later.
2 T oil or shortening
2 lbs. beef stew meat
1 onion, halved and cut into slices
1 cup flour
2 T Lawry's salt
1 tsp each: paprika, garlic powder and pepper
28 oz can diced tomatoes
1 pkg. Kluski (or similar) noodles
1 paper lunch sack or gallon zipper plastic bag
- In dutch oven, heat the oil over medium high heat. Saute the onions in the oil.
- Meanwhile, put the flour and seasonings in the bag and shake to mix. Drop a handful of beef cubes in the flour. Shake them up then put into pan. Continue until all of the meat has been dredged and put into the pan. (I don't like to shake off the flour because that is what makes a nice gravy)
- Stir occasionally until all of the beef is browned. Add water to cover the bottom of the pan about 1/2 inch. Cover and let simmer an hour or so.
- Cook the noodles according to package directions.
- Add the tomatoes to the beef. When heated through, stir in the noodles.
- Serve with broccoli... Maw Maw says you have to!
A few more recipes from MiMi's Childhood: