Beef Stew with Raisins

Serve with noodles or red skinned potatoes for a complete meal.


3 pounds boneless beef chuck, cut into 1 1/2 inch cubes

1/2 cup flour

3 Tablespoons olive oil

1 large onion, chopped

2 (28 ounce) cans tomatoes, chopped

salt and pepper to taste

1/4 cup apple cider vinegar


6 large carrots, cut into 1/2 inch slices

3/4 cup raisins

1 teaspoon ground ginger

Honey Tips

Honey Is Magic

In the days before biology and botany were understood, people thought it was a special kind of magic that turned flower nectar into honey.


Toss beef with flour. Heat oil a in large heavy pan. Brown beef. Add onion and tomatoes. Stir in vinegar and honey and simmer covered for about 2 hours or until beef is tender. Add carrots, raisins and ginger and simmer uncovered for an additional 25 minutes or until carrots are tender.
Serves: 6-8.