Creole Vegetable and Braised Beef Stew

3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1 tablespoon Creole seasoning
2 pounds sirloin, cut into 1-inch cubes
3 tablespoons pure olive oil
1 large sweet onion, diced
1 large red bell pepper, diced
4 garlic cloves, minced
1 cup dry red wine
5 celery ribs, sliced
4 medium carrots, thinly sliced
1 (10-ounce) can diced tomatoes and green chiles
2 teaspoons beef bouillon granules
1 (10-ounce) package frozen sliced okra, thawed
1 (10-ounce) package frozen baby lima beans, thawed
1 (16-ounce) package frozen corn kernels, thawed

STIR together flour and Creole seasoning; dredge beef in mixture. BROWN beef in hot olive oil in a 5 quart casserole over medium-high heat 5 minutes. Add onion, bell pepper, and garlic; sauté 2 minutes. Add wine, stirring to remove browned particles from bottom of pan. Add celery and carrot, and cook 2 minutes. Add tomatoes and next 4 ingredients.

BRING to a boil; cover, reduce heat to medium-low, and simmer 30 minutes. Makes 8 to 10 servings. Preparation time: 30 minutes.
Cooking time: 45 minutes
Source: Susanna Freeman