This is a full-flavor rich tomato-based stew that is even better the next day! The amount of broth really does not have to be exact you can add in more or a little less, I also add in 2 seeded and finely chopped jalapeno peppers and a couple tablespoons of recipe#186029 for added heat and flavor, if you like spice you might want to add it it but that is optional. The flour/water mixture is only optional, add it in for a thicker texture or omit for a thinner stew. Feel free to add in other veggies also parsnips and turnips are good to add in! For meatball stew, use your own favorite meatball recipe or use recipe#69173 made into tiny meatballs and then browned firstly in place of the cubed beef then serve the sauce and meatballs over cooked spaghetti or pasta of choice.