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Hawaiian Beef Stew

Madeline Koanui McKeague, KS ’53

Oldies but Goodies, Volume I. Kamehameha Schools Alumni Association,
Nā Pua Maeʻole o Kamehameha Chapter. 1983.


3 lb. stewing beef
2 tbsp. salad oil
2 tbsp. soy sauce
2 c. water
1 tbsp. salt
¼ tsp. pepper
1 bay leaf
1 medium onion, wedged
1 c. chopped celery
2 carrots, cubed
2 potatoes, cut in chunks
1 c. poi
3 tomatoes, wedged


Brown beef in hot oil.
Add seasonings, onion and celery; simmer over low heat for 1½ hours.
Skim off fat.
Add carrots and potatoes; simmer 30 minutes. Add poi and tomatoes, cook additional 20 minutes over low heat.

NOTE: Add more water if thinner gravy is desired.

Yield: 6–8 servings.