Thanks Everyone - told you I was new to this
First my husband can't stand the taste of tomatoes in any form except Pizza.
The Receipe is for Louisiana Beef Stew from The Church Supper Cookbook and I intended to cut it in half (which would probably lead me to a question of cooking time). Here it is:
3 Tblspns flour
1 Tspn salt
.5 tsps each celery salt, ginger
qtr tspn each garlic salt, pepper
3lbs beef chuck in 2" cubes
2 Tblspns cooking oil
1 can (16 ounces) tomatoes
3 med. onions, sliced
third cup red wine vinegar
half cup each molasses, water
6-8 carrots, cut on diagonal
half cup raisins
Combine flour, salt, celery salt, garlic salt, pepper and ginger; sprinkle over beef cubes.
Brown beef in hot oil. Remove to Dutch oven and add tomatoes(with juice), onions, vinegar, molasses and water. Bring to boil, cover and simmer about 2 hrs. Add carrots and raisins and simmer 30 mins longer or until carrots are tender. (serves 8-10).
Thanks everyone for your patience, your help is appreciated.