5 to 6 medium potatoes, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
5 medium carrots, cut into 1/4-inch slices
1 medium rutabaga, peeled and cut into 1/2-inch cubes
1 cup sliced celery (1/2-inch pieces)
1/2 medium head cabbage, finely sliced
1/3 cup all-purpose flour
1 cup cold water
2 teaspoons browning sauce, optional
In a Dutch oven over medium-high heat, brown meat in oil. Add onion, water, seasoning blend, pepper and salt if desired; bring to a boil. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 2 hours.
Add the vegetables; cover and simmer for 30 minutes or until the meat and vegetables are tender. Combine flour, cold water and browning sauce if desired until smooth. Stir into stew; bring to a boil. Cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened and bubbly.