How do you make stew?

# Chop up 6 carrots, 4 potatoes, 3 onions and 4 cloves of garlic # Prepare 28 oz of pureed tomatoes
# Chop up 1.5 lb of lean beef # Coat the meat with a little flour, salt and pepper # Brown the meat in a pan in two tablespoons of cooking oil or butter # Add the onions and garlic and keep cooking till onions are translucent and the meat is well browned all over
# Stir in 3 tablespoons of balsamic vinegar # Pour in 4 cups of beef stock and then add the carrots, potatoes and tomatoes # Bring to the boil, then turn down and simmer for one hour.