I browned my stew meat in olive oil. I made sure to salt and pepper my meat really well while it cooked. Once browned I added my sliced onions and turned it on low for about 30 minutes to simmer.
While the meat was simmering I assembled the water, lemon juice, salt, sugar, worchestire sauce, pepper, paprika, allspice and bay leaves into a stew pot.
I cooked the meat in this juice for about 30 more minutes on low.
Then I added my potatoes and carrots to the pot. I used about 3/4 a bag of carrots and 3/4 a sack of potatoes. I just kept adding to the pot until it looked like I had enough.
Put the lid on your pot and let it cook on low for around an hour.
Take 1 Tbsp. of cornstarch and stir it into a tiny bit of water until the cornstarch is dissolved. Add this slowly into your beef stew, stirring as you add. This will help to thicken the liquid in your pot and turn it into a gravy. Let it cook for another 10 minutes or so.
And there you have it! The BEST beef stew you will ever eat!