Beef-500gms,cut into cubes
Carrot-1,chopped into cubes
Potato-1,large,chopped into small cubes
Salt and Pepper as per taste
Sprinkle some salt and pepper on the beef.Now heat oil in a pan and brown the meat.After few mins sprinkle the flour and continue tossing it to avoid burning the flour.Add the meat in a saucepan or crock pot followed by the celery,carrot ,potato,thyme and bayleaves.Into the oil remaining in the pan add the onion and garlic and let it cook until translucent.Then add the stock and gently stir well.When it boils add it to the meat in the pot.Allow to boil for 5 mins and then leave it on a medium flame for 40 to 45 mins until the meat is cooked and the stew is of desired consistency.Adjust the seasoning.
You may use lamb.
If using meat on bone,take the meat out at last,shred it into pieces and allow into cook in the stew for 2 mins before serving