Rancher’s Supper Stew

2 T. shortening
2 T. chili powder
1 1/2 lb. beef or venison, cubed
1 env. onion soup mix
2 (1 lb.) cans whole tomatoes
1 c. water
2 med. carrots, sliced
1 sm. green pepper
1/2 c. celery
2 med. potatoes, diced

In large skillet, melt shortening and brown meat. Add soup mix, tomatoes, water and chili powder. Cook, uncovered, for 30 minutes. Add carrots, green pepper, celery and potatoes. Cook, covered, approximately 45 minutes, until vegetables are tender. (Crock-pot for about 8 hours.)

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