Old-Fashioned Beef Stew



  1. Place flour in a resealable plastic bag.
  2. Add meat cubes, a few at a time, shaking to coat.
  3. In a large saucepan or pot brown meat in hot oil.
  4. Drain fat.
  5. Stir in vegetable juice, broth, onion, Worcestershire sauce, oregano, marjoram, pepper, and bay leaf.
  6. Simmer, covered, for 1 to 1 1/4 hours.
  7. Stir in remaining ingredients and return to boiling.
  8. Reduce heat and simmer, covered, 30 minutes more.
  9. Discard bay leaf.