Beef Stew with Vegetables
Rinse the vegetables for the broth. Rinse the meat and pat dry. Prepare the onions as described above (peppered with a bay leaf and 2 cloves). Place all the ingredients for the broth in a large pot alongwith plenty of water and cover. Add salt and pepper.
Slowly let it come to a boil, skimming off the foam and fat. Let simmer for about 1 hour.
Meanwhile rinse, peel and slice the celery, carrot and leek.
Remove meat after the cooking time is up and cut into bite-sized pieces, taking care to remove any fat. Strain the broth through a sieve into a saucepan.
Put the pieces of meat and prepared vegetables into the broth and cook. Serve.