Bear's Anecdote - A friend of mine from Huntsville, Alabama (Tim P. - It isn't good to give full names on the internet.) put me onto the Farm Journal's "Best Ever Recipes" book. He sent me a couple recipes. Here is the information on how to find the book on the web.
Farm Journal's Best-Ever Recipes, by Elise W Manning
Publisher: Philadelphia : Countryside Press ; Garden City, N.Y. : distributed to the trade by Doubleday, Copyright 1977.
ISBN: 0385129661 : 9780385129664 OCLC: 2917780
1-1/2 lbs. lean stewing beef, cut into 1-inch cubes.
3 medium potatoes, pared and quartered.
6 medium carrots, pared and cut into 1-inch pieces.
2 medium onions, quartered. (Bear would make it 3 onions.)
1 c. sliced celery.
2 tsp. seasoned salt.
1/8 tsp. pepper.
1 (15 oz.) can tomato sauce.
1 c. water.
1/4 c. flour.
1/2 c. water.
(Hey! Where is the garlic?.)
(Bear would brown the beef first, but...)
Combine beef, potatoes, carrots, onion and celery in Dutch oven. (Garlic??)