Here's the latest recipe from the pile:
Lemony Beef Stew
1 tsp coconut oil
1 tsp butter
2 lg. cloves garlic, crushed, chopped
1 med. onion, chopped
2 stalks celery, chopped
2 c. green beans, chopped
1 1/4 lb. stew meat, cubed
1/2 c. fresh lemon juice
1/2 c. beef broth or water
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp sage
sea salt & black pepper to taste
sliced scallions for garnish
Heat oil in large soup pot. Add garlic, saute a few seconds; add onions, saute 2-3 minutes. Add beef cubes, saute for 5 minutes. Add lemon juice and broth, simmer 1 hour, adding a little more water if necessary. Add celery, green beans, herbs and seasonings, simmer 1 hour. Adjust seasonings if necessary. Serve with scallions.
That's the original version, but since I never seem to do a recipe like it says here are my variations. The first difference is that I dumped it all into the crock pot without any sauteing. The second is that I used 1 c. of beef broth instead of 1/2.
Amy didn't like it, dh thought it was too lemony. I loved it. Next time (when Amy's gone, maybe) I'll change the lemon juice to 1/3 c. and leave the beef broth at 1 c.