|Beef Stew for the Back Watch
On the midnight watch, find a big roasting pan.
Cut up the following ingredients into chunky size bits and mix them in the roasting pan.
Fill the ingredients with enough V-8 juice to cover the ingredients.
Before you lay down for the morning, place the pan in a 350 degree oven. This will bake all day.
At the end of the afternoon watch, break off from your chipping and painting in time to take the pan out of the oven and transfer the stew to a pot so the oven will be free for biscuits or rolls or whatever bread you like to serve with stew.
This recipe depends on the V-8 juice for it's seasoning. You may want to add a little of your own depending on your crew. Tiger sauce is a good one. It also helps to put in some Kitchen Bouquet or other gravy browner as the red color of the tomato juice gives some fellas an uneasy felling about your creation.
Submitted by Fred Brennus of Kanak Marine Towing, Ltd.