John Mulligan's Mulligan Stew

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“I have not made this stew, but am putting it up here as I seek out "american" and "new york" recipes in honour of the first anniversary of the September 11 tragedy. This recipe is from retired NYC Fire Commissioner John Mulligan.”
4hrs 20mins

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  1. Sprinkle the beef with the salt and pepper and dredge in 1/2 cup of the flour, coating pieces well.
  2. Heat 1 tbsp of the oil in a large cooking pot.
  3. Brown the meat on all sides-- do this in batches-- over medium-high heat; use more oil as needed.
  4. Set meat aside once browned.
  5. Pour 1/2 cup water into the pot and scrape bottom and sides with a wooden spoon to dislodge all the brown bits.
  6. Return meat to pot.
  7. Add enough water to cover meat by one inch and bring to a boil; boil for 5 minutes.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer meat for two hours; skim away any foam as necessary.
  9. After two hours, add carrots, turnips, onion slices and potatoes to stew.
  10. Simmer until the vegetables are tender, about 45 minutes; add water if necessary to barely cover the stew.
  11. In a bowl or measuring cup, combine the remaining 1/4 cup flour with 1/2 cup of the cooking liquid and whisk to a smooth paste.
  12. Whisk or stir into the stew; simmer for an additional 10 minutes.
  13. Add salt and/or pepper to taste, and serve.
  14. Note: The recipe doesn't call for any herbs or spices, but I would add some fresh herbs along with the vegetables; I would suggest fresh thyme and fresh parsley.

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