3 lbs stew meat
1 tablespoon oil (lard, bacon grease, etc)
1 medium onion, diced
1 small green bell pepper, diced (optional)
3 tablespoons tomato sauce or 1 large tomato, diced
1 teaspoon garlic powder or 3 cloves of garlic, minced
2 teaspoon ground cumin
2 teaspoons salt
½ teaspoon black pepper
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 cup water or chicken stock
Flour tortillas, rice or mashed potatoes, for serving
In a large pan, brown the stew meat, onions and green pepper (if using) over high heat.
Add the tomato sauce (or tomato), garlic powder (or fresh garlic), cumin, salt and pepper and stir well.
Sprinkle the flour over the meat and mix well. Add the water (or stock) and mix well so there are no lumps.
Bring to a boil, cover the pan and reduce heat to low. Cook for 1 ½ hour, or until meat is tender.
Taste and adjust seasonings if necessary.
Serve with rice, tortillas or mashed potatoes.