Three-Pepper Beef Stew



  1. In a Dutch oven heat oil over medium heat.
  2. Add carrots, celery, onion, and garlic and cook 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  3. Add beef and cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  4. Drain fat.
  5. Stir in wine, broth, tomato paste, Worcestershire sauce, pepper sauce, and red pepper flakes.
  6. Simmer, covered, for 1 hour, stirring occasionally.
  7. Add potatoes and sweet peppers.
  8. Return to boiling, reduce heat and simmer, covered, for 15 to 20 minutes.
  9. In a bowl stir together the cold water and cornstarch.
  10. Stir into beef mixture.
  11. Cook and stir until thickened and bubbly.
  12. Cook and stir for 2 minutes.