In plastic bag toss beef cubes with flour to coat, reserving remaining flour. In a large saucepan or Dutch oven, brown the beef 1/3 at a time, in hot oil. Return all the meat to the pan; remove from heat. Add 2 cups water, mustard, salt, garlic, chili powder, Worcestershire sauce, and pepper. Simmer, covered 1-1/2 hours or till meat is almost tender. Add the 1-1/2 cups water, potatoes, onion, carrots, celery, and bell pepper. Simmer covered about 30 minutes or till vegetables are tender. For gravy remove meat and vegetables, skim fat from liquid if necessary. Blend the 1/4 cup cold water into the reserved flour till smooth. Slowly, stir into hot liquid; cook and stir till thickened and bubbly. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Return meat and vegetables to gravy mixture. Heat through on low heat.
Makes 8 servings.
Cajun Country -- New Iberia, Louisiana