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Alice's Louisiana Stew

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1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
2 pounds of round beef cut into 3/4 inch cubes
2 cups of thinly sliced yellow onions
4 cloves of crushed garlic
1/4 cup catsup
3 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
2 teaspoons salt
1 tablespoon spicy dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon cayenne red pepper
1 teaspoon paprika
11/2 cup dry red wine (old, leftover, wine is fine)
2 tablespoons white flour
1/4 cup water
3 cups cooked rice or egg noodles

In a heavy black skillet add olive oil, heat slightly then add the beef, onions, and garlic, stirring until the meat is brown. Add catsup, Worcestershire sauce, sugar, salt, paprika, mustard, cayenne red pepper and wine. Stir thoroughly. Cover tightly and simmer until meat is tender, about 2-21/2 hours. Stir flour into water and blend until smooth. Then stir into meat mixture. Stir until mixture comes to boiling. Let boil while stirring for 2-3 more minutes. Serve over hot rice or egg noodles.

Recipe courtesy of Alice Green, as served at the Orleans Café, Gallagher, Virginia.

Who is Alice Green?
Dr. Alice Green is the Executive Director of the Center for Law and Justice in Albany, New York, a non-profit community-based organization. She is also a photographer (for example, see the photo with Frankie's Bio) and an incredible cook.


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