This was a handwritten recipe from my brother Stevie’s collection. Just like Mom, the instructions are kinda sketchy. He was an excellent cook who didn’t really need recipes.
Stew beef – onion – tomatoes – frozen limas – corn & gr beans – frozen okra – celery – carrots – potaotes – salt & pepper
3-5 C water or bouillon cubes
Brown stew beef & onion- add water and all other vegetables. Simmer for about 3 hours.
Underneath, he wrote, “Simmer beef in water first (1 hour).”
I think he meant to brown the beef, add the water, simmer for an hour, and then add the rest and simmer for 2 more hours.