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Stefado (Beef Braised with Onions)

1 lb Stewing meat; cut in cubes (up to 2)
Salt and pepper to taste
1 tb Olive oil
1 Onion; diced
3 Cloves; garlic, finely chopped
4 tb Dry red wine
4 c Boiling water1
tb Bay leaf; crumbled
3 lb Small onions (can use scallions)

1 tb Flour
1/4 c Water
1 c Canned tomatoes
1/2 c Tomato sauce
1 ts Salt
1/4 ts Pepper
4 Bay leaves
1/2 c Dry red wine

Wash meat; sprinkle with salt and pepper. Set aside. In a heavy skillet or Dutch oven heat the oil and saute the onion and garlic until golden brown. Add meat and brown on all sides. Add the wine, boiling water and bay leaves. Cover and simmer for 2-3 hours. When done add scallions, wine, garlic, small can tomato sauce. Continue to simmer. In another saucepan combine the ingredients for the sauce, first making a paste of the flour and water. Cook for 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.